This course will explore the history and development of the profession of school psychology. Best practices dealing with current professional issues, advocacy and future trends will be examined as well as multicultural, diversity and bilingual issues. Students are expected to further develop their critical thinking, problem solving, speaking, writing, and research skills in order to learn and apply the concepts presented. Students will become familiar with the School Psychology program’s theoretical framework as they begin to view problems and solutions from a strength-based, systems perspective. Various issues and topics relating to school psychology will be addressed, including assessment, intervention, consultation and collaboration. A minimum of 12 hours of fieldwork will accompany this course. Fall.