AA = Associate of Arts
AS = Associate of Science
AAS = Associate of Applied Science
BA = Bachelor of Arts
BS = Bachelor of Science
BBA = Bachelor of Business Administration
MA = Master of Arts
MS = Master of Science
MBA = Master of Business Administration
MPA = Master of Public Administration
ES = Education Specialist in School Psychology Graduate Program
STT = degree program must be completed on the St. Thomas campus
STX = degree program must be completed on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix
MOU = degree program must be completed at a partner institution
The School Psychology Education Specialist degree program at the University of the Virgin Islands is a cohort-driven program especially designed for persons who are already in the field working as teachers, administrators, psychologists and therapists. Its mission is to prepare individuals for a career in school psychology as defined by the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) and produce practitioners and scholars whose activities promote the psychological and educational development and well-being of diverse children and youth in the Virgin Islands and the larger Caribbean community. It is a part-time program designed to cover the full range of content and skills in such professional school psychology areas as assessment, intervention, research, evaluation, consultation and professional development.
The program consists of 67 graduate semester hours divided into three major blocks: Academic course work will include 55 credits of professional training; practicum will include 6 credits of supervised field experiences in specific skill areas that correspond with courses; and a supervised internship consisting of 6 credits and a minimum of 1,200 hours of supervised field experiences covering the range of school psychological services.
Since the primary goal of the program is to develop exemplary practitioners for work in schools, clinics or private settings, the students are prepared in the following areas:
Education Specialist in School Psychology Prerequisite
EDU 501 Tests and Measurements. This course in tests and measurements is a prerequisite that must be completed prior to admission to the Education Specialist degree program or prior to the completion of 12 credits in the program.
The school psychology program is offered on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas Campus. For more information about this program contact the Dean of the School of Education.