Admission Requirements

The selective nature of the program allows for a relatively small student body and program faculty to work closely with each student. The program faculty consult with state departments of education, local educational agencies, and test publishers and developers. These faculty activities allow for a number of opportunities for students to be involved in activities that enhance the practice of the delivery of school psychological services. School psychologists may practice in public or private schools, colleges and universities, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, mental health clinics, government agencies, child guidance centers, penal institutions, and may develop private practices. Applicants with backgrounds in education, psychology, or other undergraduate majors may qualify. The program involves formal preparation and practical experiences focusing on psychological foundations (human development, learning and motivation), psycho-education assessment, exceptional students, remediations or intervention techniques, counseling skills, as well as full-time, supervised internships for two semesters in a public school setting. Graduates are certifiable at the state level and the program is approved and accredited by NASP/NCATE.

Requirements for consideration for admission to the program include the following:

  1. Admission to UCF graduate school
  2. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (preferably in Education or Psychology)
  3. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 semester hours
  4. Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years1
  5. Three letters of recommendation (one from a faculty member)
  6. Applicants will receive priority consideration for admission by attending an Information Session with program faculty
  7. Mandatory interview with the School Psychology Review Committee
  8. Favorable recommendation for admission by the School Psychology Review Committee

1All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and earn the following minimum scores:

  • Verbal Reasoning 151
  • Quantitative Reasoning 147
  • Analytical Writing 4

Applicants who take the GRE and earn less than the noted scores may also be admitted to the program if they pass all four parts of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination/General Knowledge Test (FTCE/GKT).

This program can accommodate only a limited number of students; therefore, there is a possibility of being denied admission even when all criteria are met. Admissions to this program will occur only in the Fall term.

This is a full time cohort-type program which requires students to be in attendance 3 or 4 nights per week. All classes start after 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadlines

Priority Application Date: January 15, 2019
International Students Application Deadline: January 15, 2019
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Information Sessions

For Fall 2019 Admission
Please be on time (Allow time for parking)

DateTimeLocation
Thursday, 9/20/181:30 - 3:00 pmTA 130
Tuesday, 10/16/181:30 - 3:00 pmTA 130
Thursday, 11/15/181:30 - 3:00 pmTA 130
Tuesday, 1/15/191:30 - 3:00 pmTA 130
Tuesday, 2/21/191:30 - 3:00 pmTA 130

ED = Education Building TA = Teaching Academy