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Multicultural and/or Bilingual Programs

University of Massachusetts - Boston
Specialist Level

The school psychology curriculum is based on a thoughtful and responsive practitioner conceptual framework that is compatible with the guiding principles for all instruction in the Graduate College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Guiding principles for instruction endorsed by the Graduate College of Education faculty are based on the belief that the best professional decisions are made after adequate reflection, with the interest and welfare of the persons affected by the decisions in mind. Becoming a thoughtful and responsive practitioner is an ongoing process which is accomplished by developing competence in the educational and psychological knowledge base of school psychology, by acquiring a theoretical and practical grounding in school psychology service delivery, by complying with agreed-upon standards of professionalism, and by fostering sensitivity and responsiveness to human diversity. With this strong foundation the school psychologist plans assessment and interventions, acts upon those plans, reflects upon the outcome, and responds by making adjustments.

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Program Specifics

As part of the curriculum at UMASS Boston, multicultural content is infused throughout the curriculum is used to enhance learning and competency in diversity issues.

  • Degree Awarded: M.Ed./C.A.G.S., School Psychology
  • Total number of credits: 66 semester/hours
  • NASP-Approved: Yes
  • Bilingual Specialization: No
  • Student Demographics: At least 25% of students come from traditionally underrepresented groups.
  • Retention & Recruitment: N/A

Specialized Training Experiences

  • Grants: N/A
  • Immersions: N/A
  • Summer Program: A summer program or institute is available which focuses on cultural learning of specific culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

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

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