Master’s/Sixth-Year Program Overview


The master's/sixth-year program is designed to prepare qualified school psychologists to practice in public schools or related educational settings. The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and the Connecticut State Board of Education. It meets the certification requirements of most other states. The master of arts/sixth-year certification program requires a minimum of 63 semester hours of coursework including a 1500-hour, 10-month, supervised internship in school psychology.

Sixth-Year Gainful Employment Disclosure

2023-24 School Psychology Policy Handbook

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I-3 PREP Program Open to Aspiring School Psychologists and Special Educators

Nearly 400,000 students in Connecticut have special health care needs. This has increased the demand for trained professionals to support students with high-intensity needs, which is additionally problematic given the national shortage of trained school psychologists and special educators. Learn more about I-3 PREP, a master’s training program designed to address this problem.