School Psychology, MA & AC

Our master's program with an advanced certificate in school psychology focuses on the practitioner-scientist model of training and offers experiences in four areas: educational/psychological foundations, assessment, direct/indirect interventions and consultation. The practitioner-scientist model, approved by National Association of School Psychologists, will prepare you to work in schools by utilizing (a) psychological assessments and classroom data to guide interventions, (b) primary and secondary psychoeducational and mental health interventions, and (c) collaboration and pre-referral consultation with parents and teachers. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible for New York State initial certification as a school psychologist. 

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Why School Psychology at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in a school and assessing children beginning right away, in the fall of the first semester
  • additional opportunities to gain experience beyond coursework by working with a faculty member in conducting research
  • applying knowledge of inter-individual differences in assessment, consultation, counseling and other professional work in order to ensure effective, equitable and respectful school psychological services to all of their clients 
  • facilitating professional identity development as school psychologists and foster strong commitments to ethical guidelines regarding both professional practice and research
  • providing in-depth training under supervised conditions in both the direct and indirect service models
  • training specialist-level school psychologists consistent with the practitioner-scientist model

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Master of Arts (MA) with Advanced Certificate (AC)
Credits required for completion 61
Time to completion 6 full-time semesters
Course delivery On campus
Careers School Psychologist 
School-based internship hours 1,200 clock hours
Application deadline Feb. 1

Program Faculty

Cook-Cottone, Catherine

Catherine Cook-Cottone

Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

409 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1128

Email: cpcook@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Addictions; Community Wellness; Meditation, Mental Health and Wellness; Mental Health

Faith, Myles

Myles Faith

Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

420 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1124

Email: mfaith@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Bullying; Child and Adolescent Development; Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Research; Design Experiments; Early Childhood Education; Family; Measurements; Mental Health; Quantitative Research Methods; Research Design; Research Methods; School Counseling; Social and Emotional Development

Fredrick, Stephanie

Stephanie Fredrick

Assistant Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

409 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1141

Email: ssfredri@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Bullying; Child and Adolescent Development; Mental Health; Social and Emotional Development

Heidelburg, Kamonta

Kamonta Heidelburg

Assistant Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

409 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2484

Email: kamontah@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Access and Equity; Child and Adolescent Development; Diversity; Equity and Poverty; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Race, Inequality, and Education; School and District Reform; Urban Education

Nickerson, Amanda

Amanda Nickerson

Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

428 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-3448

Email: nickersa@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Bullying; Mental Health; School Environment; Social and Emotional Development

Vujnovic, Rebecca

Rebecca Vujnovic

Clinical Associate Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

421 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1125

Email: vujnovic@buffalo.edu


Frequently Asked Questions

We have a collection of frequently asked questions that may help you. If your questions are still unanswered, we are glad to help! Contact our admission office.

Questions About the Admission Process?

Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus
716-645-2110
gseinfo@buffalo.edu

University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.