School Psychology Ph.D. Program Learning Objectives
We believe in challenging our students, to ensure each graduate leaves with sound knowledge and competencies in the areas of assessment, consultation, prevention and intervention, research, and ethics. A number of standards or competencies must be demonstrated upon completion of the program.
The Ph.D. in School Psychology offers a curriculum within which all students are expected to acquire and demonstrate a substantial understanding of and/or competence in:
- Professional school psychology (i.e., psychodiagnostic assessment, consultation, intervention, professional practice/ethics, learning, development, statistics, psychoeducational measurement, research design, and special education);
- Psychological foundations (i.e., biological bases of behavior, cognitive-affective bases of behavior, social bases of behavior, individual bases of behavior, and history and systems of psychology);
- Research skills, and
- Appreciation/sensitivity to individual, ethnic, and cultural diversity.
Download our School Psychology Handbook for further information about the programs, program expectations, and program requirements.
Download our KU School Psychology Scientist/Practitioner Model for an illustration of our goals, objectives and competencies.
Download our School Psychology Brochure: Formative and Summative Assessment for information on benchmarks.