This is a 9-hour program consisting of the following courses:
Psychological Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students - SPSY 6410 - 3 credits
Covers psychological assessment, language acquisition, educational models for bilingual students, and school staff and parental consultation/collaboration.
School-Based Interventions for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students - SPSY 5900 - 3 credits
Covers psychoeducational, psychotherapeutic, and academic interventions in the school setting with an emphasis on providing these services to diverse students. Racial/ethnic development, acculturation, racism, oppression and other factors influencing the educational and mental health services of diverse students will be covered.
Practicum with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students - SPSY 6915 - 3 credits
This course consists of either a practicum in a metro-Denver school or a cultural immersion practicum in Mexico during the Maymester.
Please note that the first two SPSY courses (6410 & 5900) are requirements for all EdS students and are offered each year. Courses will be taken over the second year of the EdS program. Additional requirements include:
- Passing oral and written language proficiency exam in another language
- Practicum requirements in culturally and linguistically diverse areas that coincide with SPSY courses (150 clock hours)
- Students can take either the Denver-metro based practicum course or an immersion program.
- Students in both practicum experiences will be meeting with Dr. Harris for at least 10 hours ofsupervision.
- Students are required to enroll in 3 credits of practicum during the Maymester.
- Artifacts in the portfolio must demonstrate sufficient experience and proficiency when working within their second language and demonstrated multicultural competencies aligned with NASP standards
- Students must complete all required activities by the end of the Maymester during their internship year to complete this concentration area.