Standard 18: Educational Foundations

The program provides candidates with a foundation in the knowledge base of education concerning the organization and operation of schools, school and community-based resources, as well as alternative service delivery systems. The program requires candidates to be prepared to help design and operate programs to promote school-family interactions. The program requires candidates to be knowledgeable about: (a) family influences on pupil cognitive, motivational, and social characteristics that affect  classroom performance; (b) family involvement in education; (c) ways to promote partnerships between parents and educators to improve outcomes for pupils; (d) cultural issues that impact home-school collaboration; and (e) methods of facilitate safe and caring school  communities.

1. Organization and Operation and Schools

Candidates demonstrate knowledge about the organization and operation of schools, school and community-based resources, as well as alternative service delivery programs through coursework in:

*Psychology 277 - Role and Function of the School Psychologist
  o Demographics - Session 6
  o Roles: Prevention - Session 17
Psychology 287 - Practicum in School Psychology
Outcomes and Goals 1-7 - 1st Year/Fall Semester
Working in schools: Q & A - Session 1
Relation of school psychology and special education - Session - 2
Mini paper Pg, 4
Low Incidence Sites; Best Practices V - Chapter 76 - Session 7 - 2nd  Year/Fall Semester
Local School System - Session 2 - 2nd Year/Spring Semester
Future in School Psychology - Session 7 - 2nd Year/Spring Semester
Preparing for Internship - Session 16 - 2nd Year/Spring Semester
Psychology 267 - Internship in School Psychology
Goals 1-15 - Fall Semester
Intern‘s Responsibilities - Pg, 3
Course Requirements - 2 Assessments reports, 1 counseling report, intervention project - Pg,6
Professional Portfolio - Pg, 8
Overview: Internship organization & paperwork. Review of internship manuals - Session 1
Reading/Topic: Williams, Armistead, & Jacob (2008). Review of ethics (pp.1 -28); Professional competency (pp. 23-26) - Session 3
o Williams,  Armistead, & Jacob (2008). Professional Relationships (pp.27-54) - Session 4
  o Legal and Ethical Issues on Professional Relationships - Session 6
  o Topic: Legal Updates- Session 9,10
  o Class Presentation-  Pg,11

2. Programs that Promote Learning

Candidates demonstrate knowledge about how to design and organize programs that promote learning and prevent problems, as applied to individuals, groups and systems through coursework in:
 
*Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Learning Objective - 1
  o FBA Consultation/Prevention Project - Pg,4
  o Home Collaboration/Homework Interventions - Session 9
Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Behavior Assessment System for Children - Session 3
  o Other Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence - Session 15
*Psychology 286 - Instructional Consultation and Intervention
  o Goal 1-7
  o Consultation and Intervention Project - Pg, 3
  o Review of Consultation, teacher and student interviews - Session 2
  o Instructional environment and Direct Assessment of Academic Skills - Session 3
  o Interventions - Session 4
Psychology 285 - Assessment of Learning and Developmental Problems
  o Basic Concepts of assessment-  Session 4
  o RTI and Tier 1 - Session 24
  o RTI-tier 2 & 3 - Session 26

3. Family Involvement

Candidates demonstrate knowledge about family involvement in education and ways to improve collaboration between parents and educators to enhance pupils' development  and achievement  through coursework in:

Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Learning Objective - 3
  o Home Collaboration/Homework Interventions - Session 9
*Psychology 279 - Consultation and Supervision
  o Class Discussion of the Interview/Home-School/Collaboration/Working with Parents - Session 25
  o Home-School Collaboration Continued; Conjoint Behavior Consultation - Session 26
Psychology 286 - Instructional Consultation and Intervention
  o The course is design to build on consultation and assessment skills to work with teachers to develop programs for students in general and special education. Pg, 2
  o Consultation and Intervention Project - Pg, 3
  o Multicultural Issues in Instructional Consultation for ELL Students - Sessions 1
Psychology 267 - Internship in School Psychology 
Goals 1-15 - Fall Semester
Course Requirements -  Pg, 6
Multicultural Services - Pg, 3
*Counseling 240 - Seminar in Counseling of Exceptional Children & Their Families
  o Outcomes - 1,6
  o Family Support Services in Schools - Session 3
  o Collaboration and Partnership (School support services) - Session 8
 
4. Cultural Issues

Candidates demonstrate knowledge of cultural issues that impact home-school collaboration through coursework in:

Psychology 270T - Working with Diverse Students and Families
  o Resources for Home-School  collaboration - Section 1 - Session 3
  o Supporting Families for Student Success - Section 1 - Session 4
Psychology 277 - Role and Function of the School Psychologist
  o Home-School Collaboration - Session 25
*Psychology 279 - Consultation and Supervision
  o Class Discussion of the Interview/Home-School/Collaboration/Working with Parents - Session 25
  o Home-School Collaboration Continued; Conjoint Behavior Consultation - Session 26
  o Multicultural Consultation - Session 15
  o Class Discussion of the Observations/Multicultural Consultation Continued/Case Study – Session 16
*Counseling 201 - Seminar in Multicultural Aspects of Counseling
  o Learning Objectives - 6,2
  o Racial, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Micro-aggressions: Implications  for Counseling and Psychotherapy -  Session 6
  o Culturally Appropriate Intervention Strategies; Ethical considerations -  Session 8
*Counseling 240 - Seminar in Counseling of Exceptional Children & Their Families
  o Outcomes - 7
  o Cultural and Language Differences/Cultural Aspects of Dis- Session 7
Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Learning Objective - 2,3
  o Come Collaboration/Homework Interventions - Session 9
  o Three-Tier Model for Social Skills/Bullying/GLBT Awareness -
Session 12
Psychology 267 -  Internship in School Psychology
  o Goals 1-15 - Fall Semester
  o Course Requirements -  Pg, 6
  o Multicultural Services - Pg, 3

5. Services

Candidates demonstrate knowledge of various public and private agencies and resources available within the community and make use of technology, such as the Internet, that can provide a variety of services and information to pupils and their families through coursework in:

Psychology 277 - Role and Function of the School Psychologist
o Roles: Intervention - Session 16
o Roles: Prevention - Session 17
Psychology 287 - Practicum in School Psychology
o Facilitating Meetings with Families: Read Best Practices V - Chapter 59
o Mini Papers - 1st Year/Fall semester
*Psychology 267 - Internship in School Psychology
o Goals 1-15 - Fall Semester
o Course Requirements - Pg, 6
Counseling 240 - Seminar in Counseling of Exceptional Children & Their Families
o Outcomes - 1
o Family Support Services in Schools - Session 3
o Collaboration and Partnership (School support services) - Session 8
o Academic Intervention Programs/Psychosocial Aspects of Development; Support Service to Assist Parents & Families transition Planning & Programming - Session 12

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