Considerations

PRAXIS II
Students will take and pass the their PRAXIS II Subject exam as a requirement to graduate the M.Ed program. Please register for this exam on the official PRAXIS website. A copy of passing scores must be submitted to a School Psychology faculty member along with a Praxis score submission form. This form can be found on the CPS website under current students, forms. The School Psychology faculty member will forward the scores to the GSU’s Office of Academic Assistance-OAA prior to graduation. Scores must be submited three weeks prior to Master’s graduation.

Visit the 
ETS website to gain a better understanding of the format and components of the test.

GACE
The state of Georgia uses the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators® (GACE) Subject exam in School Psychology for Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) certification. The GACE are aligned with state and national standards for educator preparation and with state standards for the P–12 student curriculum (Georgia Performance Standards).

In order for GSU to recommend a student for Georgia certification, passing GACE subject in School Psychology exams scores must be submitted to GSU’s Office of Academic Assistance-OAA (Suite 300, COE building) three weeks prior to Specialist’s graduation. 
Plan Ahead! The GACE for School Psychologists is only offered in March, June and October.

Visit the
GACE website to gain a better understanding of the format and components of the test.

Comprehensive Examinations
Comps is required of all doctoral students and is designed to provide them with an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise and integration of knowledge across the school psychology program content areas. 

These content areas include: (a) Theoretical Foundations of Psychology and Education; (b) Professional Issues in School Psychology; (c) Research Design and Methodology; (d) Psychological and Behavioral Assessment; (e) Consultation. 

Comps consists of three days of written examination and is offered twice each year. It is recommended that the examination be scheduled soon after the completion of the residency requirements.   

It is highly recommended that doctoral students participate in study groups well in advance of the exam date to help them prepare for the examination. More information concerning the comprehensive examination is found in the
Guide for Doctoral Comprehensive Examination, which is available in the CPS department.

Practicum & Internship

Orientation
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 
11:30 - 1:30 pm
COE 977
Students MUST Sign-in at meeting  

Links

Georgia State University 
College of Education
Department Forms

Program Information - course catalogs, applications, etc
MED/EDS
PHD

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