NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS:
FMU is pleased to announce that after our initial review we continue to be a fully “Recognized” program through the National Association of School Psychologists through 2023. Candidates who graduate from our program while it holds NASP-approved status are automatically eligible for the National Certificate in School Psychology (NCSP), pending the attainment of a passing score on the Praxis II Examination in School Psychology, and documentation of an internship consistent with NASP standards.
A special thank you to all of our graduate students, alumni, supervisors, and school districts for providing this data to ensure the continued success of our program.
ADVISING AND PRE-REGISTRATION:
Advising for the Spring 2017 term will be October 26 – November 1. Please stop by your academic advisor’s office to sign up for an advising appointment before October 26th.
NEW VERSION OF THE PRAXIS:
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced the release of a new version of the Praxis School Psychologist test (5402) which has been administered since September, 2014. Registration for the new exam is currently available.
Praxis School Psychologist Study Companion
John Schwartz, MS, had a remarkable impact on the community as well as his collaborators during his internship with the McLeod Family Residency Program. Read about it here!
The Psychology Department offers a M.S. degree in Applied Psychology (Clinical/Counseling) and a Specialist in School Psychology degree (S.S.P.). Students in School Psychology earn a Master of Science (M.S.) degree en route to the S.S.P. degree; the School Psychology Option does not offer a terminal M.S. degree. S.S.P. graduates typically go on to become school psychologists and earn LPES licensure in South Carolina. M.S. (clinical/counseling) graduates are eligible to be licensed as LPC’s in South Carolina, and they are employable in a variety of settings.
February 15th for Fall Entry (both programs). October 15th for Spring Entry (Clinical/Counseling only).
The Department of Psychology, then called the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy, was one of the original academic departments at the founding of Francis Marion College in 1970. There were no plans to offer graduate education at FMU until community mental health practitioners expressed interest in advanced training; as a result, the Departments of Psychology and Sociology began in 1976 to offer a sequence of five applied courses termed the “Paraprofessional Option.” These programs have grown a great deal since 1976; however, small class sizes, close mentorship, and hands-on training remain a priority. Currently, the Department offers a rigorous undergraduate major in Psychology, as well as graduate degrees in Applied Psychology (Clinical/Counseling) and School Psychology.
To view “Through the Years” slideshow click here.
Francis Marion University Department of Psychology
PO BOX 100547
Florence, SC 29502
Phone: (843) 661-1641