San Diego State University

Counseling and School Psychology

School Psychology


Student Services, 3356

San Diego, CA 92182

United States


(619) 594-5821

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Counseling with an emphasis in School Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School Psychology Program prepares school psychologists to be systems change agents in culturally diverse schools. More specifically, we aim to provide our graduates with: -Ecological and systems perspectives by which to consider problem situations in the schools, -Cultural competencies to serve the multicultural populations of public schools, -Knowledge and skills to serve both general and special education populations, and -Skills to function as advocates, change agents, and consultants in the schools, providing a broad range of culturally appropriate assessment-intervention services. The program embraces an ecosystemic philosophy-orientation and emphasizes multicultural content, processes, and experiences. In design and content, the program is influenced by these ecosystemic principles: -There are problem situations, not problem children; -These situations are a result of dysfunctional transactions and reciprocal determinism among, for example, children, teachers, and parents; -Culture is brought to the forefront as a base for hypothesis generation regarding the nature of the situation; and -Assessment-intervention is unified in response to person/situation characteristics. Individuals as well as groups of individuals are viewed as open and modifiable systems.


SDSU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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