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Psychology: School Psychology

Description

The mission of this new Master’s specialisation in School Psychology is to create positive learning environments to support talent development and potential for learning in all students regardless of their initial intellectual level and mental health problems.

Objectives

This new master’s specialisation responds to and prepares our students for a number of recent changes in the care for children and adolescents: Dutch legislation concerning Inclusive Education (‘Wet op Passend Onderwijs’) and Youth Care (‘Jeugdwet’). One of the consequences of this new Dutch legislation is that schools are responsible for an optimal development of all students, including those with special needs. It is to be expected that schools (primary and secondary) will consult or hire more specialists, such as school psychologists, in order to meet the criteria for inclusive education, for teacher training, and for developing school policy.

Curriculum

The curriculum of 60 EC offers a variety of courses and a supervised master thesis. The specialisation consists of:

  • 4 mandatory courses (20 EC)
  • thesis (20 EC)
  • internship (10 EC) ánd 10 EC elective course(s) or an internship (20 EC)

Registration

On Thursday, January 26th, 2017 master’s students enrol for all courses at the Master’s introduction and course enrolment day. At this day the attendance of first year master’s students in Psychology is required if they start with a master’s programme.
Master’s course registration

First year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory components

School-based Prevention and Intervention 5
Educational Neuroscience 5
Needs Based Assessment at School 5
Coaching in Inclusive Education 5
Master Thesis in MSc. Psychology 20

Choose one of the following options as an internship

Practical Internship Psychology 10
Research Internship Psychology (MSc) 10
Clinical Practical Internship Psychology 20

Recommended elective(s)

See overview of all electives for other electives

Trainers Course Communication Skills 10

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Additional information

Contact

Mentor

Dr. Nikolaus Steinbeis

Thesis coordinator

Dr. Harrie Boelens boelens@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Internship coordinator

Femke Stad, MSc f.e.stad@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Student representative

Find your student representative in the overview of programme committee members: Student representative