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Multicultural and/or Bilingual Programs

Argosy University-Hawaii
Specialist Level

The Master of Arts (MA) in School Psychology program is dedicated to producing ethical, responsible, and competent school psychologists who are able to function effectively in a number of professional roles. During their graduate training, students develop core competencies in psychological assessment, intervention, consultation/education, as well as cultural and individual diversity. Graduates of the program may be eligible for Department of Education certification and will be prepared to be employed as school psychologists. The program is designed to prepare students to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists in accordance with criteria developed by the National Association of School Psychologists.

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Program Specifics

As part of the curriculum at Argosy University-Hawaii, multicultural content is infused throughout the curriculum is used to enhance learning and competency in diversity issues.

  • Degree Awarded: MA degree in School Psychology
  • Total Credits: 62 semester/hours
  • NASP-Approved: No
  • Bilingual Specialization: No

Student Demographics

More than 50% of students come from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Specialized Training Experiences

  • Grants: N/A
  • Immersions: N/A

Retention & Recruitment

Funding is available through the program that covers all or a portion of the student's tuition and/or related fees. The focus of the funding is specific to working with multicultural populations. In addition, special materials are used to recruit candidates from CLD backgrounds along with special retention strategies.

Field Placements

Students are provided with placements in schools serving a high number of CLD students and assigned to supervisors that have had training or experience working with diverse populations.

Faculty

Faculty profiles can be viewed at http://www.argosy.edu/news-events/faculty-search.aspx?locationId=54

Core faculty whose focus of interest and research is related to multicultural/ diverse populations includes: NA