Master of Education in School & Applied Child Psychology

A blended program designed for individuals who are intending to work as school psychologists or are interested in applied psychology in school or community settings.

The Master of Education (MEd) in School and Applied Child Psychology blended program is designed for individuals who are intending to work as school psychologists or are interested in applied psychology in school or community settings.

The program will consists of 17 half-courses with core content in the topic areas of psychological foundations, assessment, intervention, consultation, school psychology practice and development, and statistics/research methods. Core content areas are complemented by field experience in school and/or community settings (1200-hour internship). 

Weekly classes are offered in the evenings (5:30-8:30 pm MST) to accommodate individuals who work during the day. The program is designed to be completed in three years, although students may also select to complete the program over a longer period of time (up to 6 years). 

As a course-based program, student learning is more focused on clinical practice. Adhering to a practitioner-scholar model, the students are seen as consumers of research and highly trained in applying knowledge and techniques in a clinical setting. Unlike their MSc and PhD counterparts, they do not complete a thesis or defend their research. However, similar to the on-campus programs, students receive courses in applied psychology and research as well as supervision during clinical experience.

Notice re: Summer Residency 2020

The University of Calgary has formally announced that all Summer 2020 classes will be moving fully online. Details on our Summer 2020 courses will be provided in the coming weeks. Please do not make any travel plans such as booking flights or accommodations. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

The Werklund School is a leader in online learning, offering robust programs and supports for students seeking alternate program delivery.  Staff and faculty are committed to ensuring the quality of this learning experience will meet the needs of our students and maintain the high standards we have become known for.

Year 1

EDPS 653 Professional Practice of School Psychology
(Mandatory 2 weeks on-campus residency as part of the course)

EDPS 687 Developmental Psychopathology
&
EDPS 654 Neurobiological and Development Bases of Learning and Behaviour 

EDPS 689 Cognitive Assessment
&
EDPS 607 Fundamentals of Measurement

EDPS 652  Academic & Language Assessment 
&
EDPS 614A Ethics in Professional Psychology

Year 2

EDPS 697 Practicum in Academic and Cognitive Assessment  
(on or off campus plus required residency)
&
EDPS 614B Ethics in Professional Psychology

EDPS 688 Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior 
&
EDPS 681 Theories and Skills of Counselling

EDPS 696 Social, Emotional, and Behavioural Assessment and Interventions
&
EDPS 605 Psychological Measurement & Statistics
&
EDPS 697 Practicum in Academic and Cognitive Assessment  
(Alternative term off campus only)

EDPS 690 School-Based Intervention and Consultation
&
EDPS 650 Family & Social Bases of Behaviour 

Year 3

EDPS 676 Practicum in Social, Emotional, and Behavioural Assessment 
(on campus only)
&
EDPS 684 Advanced Seminar in the Domains of School Psychology Leadership and Function in Schools

EDPS 698A Pre-Master’s Internship in School and Applied Child Psychology

EDPS 698B Pre-Master’s Internship in School and Applied Child Psychology


Contact Us

GPA

Have Questions?

Stacy Gooliaff, Graduate Program Administrator (GPA), 403.220.2680, stacy.gooliaff@ucalgary.ca

Acs

Academic Coordinator

Dr. Erica Makarenko, embacken@ucalgary.ca

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