Child, Family, and School Psychology Master of Arts (MA)
The CFSP Program offers two Master's degrees.
The Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education
Our Program goal is to prepare highly competent, collaborative, ethical, and self-reflective Early Childhood Special Education Specialists. The program trains and develops scientist-practitioners who can solve problems and share decision-making with others to optimize social-emotional, cognitive, academic, and behavioral outcomes for children from birth to age 8 with special needs, and their families. The program prepares Early Childhood Special Education Specialists to serve young children with special needs and their families in schools, districts, and in community organizations who
- Value inclusive excellence and demonstrate a commitment to education as an essential part of every community.
- Are data-driven and reflective in their practice, and utilize evidence based practices.
- Utilize a family centered approach to intervention.
- Understand and use the latest research and technology to improve educational efforts on behalf of all learners.
- Utilize an ecological approach to intervention.
Students will understand the needs of children and their families within the ever-changing global society. Their practice will be based on a strong understanding of the interrelationship between the environmental, neurobiological, and cultural influences on development.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to serve as Early Childhood Special Education Specialists in a variety of settings. The program is designed to meet the Colorado Department of Education's requirements for early childhood special education specialist licensure.
Degree Requirements: This MA degree requires a minimum of 55 quarter hours, and students typically complete this degree in 1½ to 2 years.
The Master's degree in Child and Family Leadership does not lead to licensure as a school psychologist. This degree program involves specialized coursework and practica in early childhood and school-age student service delivery. Students in the M.A. degree program develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to work successfully within school and community agencies that serve infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age students and their families.
Degree Requirements: This M.A. degree requires a minimum of 45 quarter-hours depending on prior individual experiences and coursework and passing of comprehensive exam. Students typically complete this degree within six quarters or 1 ½ to 2 years with a 5-year time limit.
To speak to someone about the Child, Family, and School Psychology Program, please call or email our Admissions Office at 303-871-2509 or 1-800-835-1607, email@example.com.