Master of Science in Psychological Services

LPC Additional Coursework (pdf)

* Due to the MSPS changes currently in process, the Course Rotations and Program Plan of Studies are not up-to-date. You need to consult with your advisor before enrolling.

The Master of Science in Psychological Services degree is designed to develop professionals who can function as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Behavioral Practitioners (LBP), School Psychologists or psychological assistants in such settings as mental health centers, guidance centers, mental hospitals, alcohol and drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and the independent practice of a LPC. The role of these professionals is to help people more fully to develop their potential for creative productivity and emotional satisfaction. 

 The following general objectives are intended to prepare students to fill this role:

  1. To provide opportunities for students to acquire knowledge of the general principles involved in providing psychological services;
  2. To prepare students to understand research methodology and to use research reports and psychological literature; and
  3. To prepare students to provide the psychological services of counseling, consulting, and evaluating.

Students in this program are expected to have or to acquire in the early phases of training knowledge of general psychology, statistical methods, psychology of learning and its application to behavior modification, psychology, abnormal psychology, and psychological evaluation. A course in theory and research in psychological services builds on this background to develop competencies in research and the use of psychological literature. Courses in individual mental testing, and individual psychological evaluation, help students to acquire the skills to evaluate people. Courses in behavior change and clinical psychology help students to provide counseling services to people. A course in community consultation helps students to provide consultation in their work setting and community.

Small classes and ample opportunities for interaction with faculty and students provide an excellent opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to function well in their occupations. Graduate teaching assistantships and graduate research assistantships provide financial assistance as well as unusual opportunities for learning. Qualified graduate students may join Psi Chi, which is the international honor society in psychology and which is affiliated with the American Psychological Association.

TRACK A - COMMUNITY/CLINICAL
Focuses on the skills and knowledge needed for mental health practice with community mental health settings. The curriculum is broad-based to prepare students in working with many different populations with the community mental health setting. Students in this track will be eligible for LPC and LBP licensure.

Advisor:  Dr. Ellen Harwell
Location: 307 A Education Building
Phone: 580.559.5335
Email:  elljhar@ecok.edu

Select the appropriate checksheet beginning the year of continuous enrollment.

* Due to the MSPS changes currently in process, the Course Rotations and Program Plan of Studies are not up-to-date. You need to consult with your advisor before enrolling.

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017

TRACK B - SCHOOL
Focuses on the skills and knowledge needed for providing psychological services within public school settings. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to work with diverse childhood populations, including children from diverse demographic backgrounds as well as children with diverse learning, behavior, and emotional needs. Students who successfully complete this track will be eligible for LPC as well as School Psychologist and School Psychometrist certification.

Advisor:  Dr. Santa Velez
Location: 211 C Education Building
Phone: 580.559.5324
Email:  svelez@ecok.edu

Select the appropriate checksheet beginning the year of continuous enrollment.

* Due to the MSPS changes currently in process, the Course Rotations and Program Plan of Studies are not up-to-date. You need to consult with your advisor before enrolling.

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017

Please note that with Track B you will need to have a teaching certificate or alternative teaching certificate before you apply.

School Psychologist Certificate in Psychological Services – 1000

Applicant must hold and maintain a valid Standard Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood, Elementary, Elementary/Secondary, or Secondary or applicant must have completed course work in the teaching of mathematics. These courses shall have been followed by a one hundred twenty (120) clock hour pre-professional field experience in regular education and special education. Applicant must hold a Master's Degree in one of the following areas: General Psychology, Special Education, Child Psychology, Educational Psychology, School Counseling, or a related area.

School Psychologist Certificate candidates will be eligible to complete the OSAT certification exams for School Psychologist (033) and Psychometrist (034). School Psychologist certificate student will only be eligible to seek state LPC licensure if they hold a Master’s Degree in an area related to mental health and accepted by the state LPB licensure board. Minimum total sixty (60) semester credit hours, including course work in the following program of study are required.

Advisor:  Dr. Santa Velez
Location: 211 C Education Building
Phone: 580.559.5324

Email:  svelez@ecok.edu

Select the appropriate checksheet beginning the year of continuous enrollment.

* Due to the MSPS changes currently in process, the Course Rotations and Program Plan of Studies are not up-to-date. You need to consult with your advisor before enrolling.

2015-2016 2016-2017

School Psychometrist Certificate in Psychological Services – 1010

Applicant must hold and maintain a valid Standard Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood, Elementary, Elementary/Secondary, or Secondary or applicant must have completed course work in the teaching of mathematics. These courses shall have been followed by a one hundred twenty (120) clock hour pre-professional field experience in regular education and special education.

Applicants must hold a Master’s Degree in one of the following areas:  General Psychology, Special Education, Child Psychology, Educational Psychology, School Counseling, or related counseling area. School Psychometrist Certificate candidates will be eligible to complete the OSAT certification exam for Psychometrist (034). Minimum total of thirty (30) semester credit hours, including course work in the following program of study are required.

Advisor:  Dr. Catherine Roring
Location: 211 D Education Building
Phone: 580.559.5211D
Email:  croring@ecok.edu

Select the appropriate checksheet beginning the year of continuous enrollment.

* Due to the MSPS changes currently in process, the Course Rotations and Program Plan of Studies are not up-to-date. You need to consult with your advisor before enrolling.

2015-2016 2016-2017