Students in the Child Psychology program who hold certain certificates through the
Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) can meet Autism Endorsement criteria through the selection of electives.
Students of the Child Psychology program can also meet the Pennsylvania Behavior Specialist
License criteria. Child Psychology students can take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Verified Course Sequence.
As a Behavioral Specialist, you will:
- Develop and implement functional behavior intervention plans for identified students
- Establish intervention plans for the purpose of providing safe and effective environments
for individuals with challenging behaviors
- Become an expert in coordinating child abuse and neglect cases while complying with
mandated reporting requirements
- Become a leader in the protocols of the Individualized Education Programs (IEP) for
students with disabilities
Also, graduates of our 30-credit Master's of Science in Education in Child Psychology
program have the option to apply for the School of Education's Psy.D. School Psychology and Ph.D. School Psychology programs.
The first 30 credits of these doctoral programs consists of the M.S.Ed. Child Psychology
curriculum. Depending on eligibility, applicants who are accepted into one of these
doctoral programs, who have completed the M.S.Ed. Child Psychology program at Duquesne,
and who are within the Statute of Limitations, might be able to have the 30 credits
from their M.S.Ed. Child Psychology program transferred to their doctoral degree.