School Psychology - Continuing Licensure Preparation Program

Continuing School Psychology Licensure Preparation Program


Approved by Oregon Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC)


The Continuing School Psychology Licensure Preparation Program is designed to meet the coursework requirements for the Continuing School Psychology License.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  • Demonstrate and articulate an identity as professional school psychologist including foundations, models, methods, public policy, ethical, professional, and legal standards
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to collect data in a variety of areas for service and evaluate outcomes with cultural competence and relevance to age birth to 21 years
  • Demonstrate knowledge, methods, and application of behavioral, mental health, collaborative, and other consultation models
  • Demonstrate the personal awareness, theoretical knowledge, including human learning processes, and clinical skills needed to provide multi-culturally sensitive prevention, intervention, collaboration and consultation
  • Effectively consult and collaborate with parents and guardians, teachers, administrators, and other school and community members
  • Demonstrate reflective and ethical decision making grounded in the knowledge of relevant legal and ethical codes as well as in an examination of personal values
  • Effectively work with information sources and technology to advocate for all students, and to evaluate and improve quality of services
  • Apply relevant research, statistics and evaluation methods in the practice of school psychology
  • Demonstrate the College of Education Conceptual Framework to Think Critically, Transform Practice, and Promote Justice  
  • Articulate how personal faith informs one’s identity and practice as a professional school psychologist

Admission Requirements

  • Master's or doctoral degree in the mental health field from a regionally accredited institution. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above is required. Completed Application Form at
  • $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Résumé of work and/or volunteer experience
  • Written admission statement addressing the question provided in the Application Form
  • One academic reference form and one professional reference form
  • An official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Group interview with the Admissions Committee. An invitation will be extended to those meeting initial program criteria.
The Admissions Committee will consider each application item and the Group Interview as part of the admissions decision.

Additional requirements for International Students are online here.

Applicants to the Continuing School Psychology Licensure Preparation Program must have completed the course work identified under the Education Specialist in School Psychology program and any additional course work identified by the Graduate Department of Counseling faculty committee. Alternatively, the applicant must have completed, in Oregon or another U.S. jurisdiction, an initial graduate program in school psychology at an institution approved by TSPC.

Transfer Credit

No transfer credit is allowed toward the Continuing School Psychology Licensure Preparation Program. Transferability of credits earned at this institution and transferred to another is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Consult the registrar's office for information on eligibility of transfer credit.

Residence Requirements

All 6 hours required for the Continuing School Psychology Licensure Preparation Program must be taken in resident study at George Fox University. All work leading to the certificate must be completed within 5 years from the time of matriculation. Extension of this limit requires approval of the Graduate Department of Counseling (GDC) Faculty. However, only one such extension may be considered due to special circumstances, such as ill health. Reinstatement to the program after withdrawal requires Admissions Committee action and may subject the student to additional requirements for the program. A leave of absence is valid for up to three semesters after which the student must re-apply to the program.

Course Requirements

The Continuing School Psychology Licensure Preparation Program is generally two years in length with 6 semester hours of course work required as a minimum for graduation.

Graduation Requirements

In order to complete the Continuing School Psychology Licensure Preparation Program students must:

  • Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 6 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Achieve no grade lower than a B in all courses. If a grade of a B- or lower is received in a required course, that course must be retaken (for more specific information, please refer to the student handbook)

Curriculum Plan

GCEP 611 Advanced School Psychology Research I 1
GCEP 612 Advanced School Psychology Research II 2
GCEP 613 Advanced Leadership, Collaboration, and Advocacy I:
With School Personnel, Parents, and the Community
GCEP 614 Advanced Leadership, Collaboration, and Advocacy II:
With Diverse and Special Interest Groups
GCEP 616 Law and the School Psychologist 1
Counseling Course Descriptions