How it Works
Project-funded scholars, depending on their major, will complete a two- or three-year master’s degree program that emphasizes a culturally responsive, family-centered philosophy with recommended practices for school-age children with disabilities as core content.
Field experiences will occur in urban, suburban, and rural high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) in the economically challenged communities within the Greater Capital Region of New York. School psychology candidates have the option of doing their internships out-of-state. Team-based practice and professional networking will be frequent through remote and face-to-face opportunities.
Graduating special education scholars can earn a variety of special education teacher certifications.
School psychology students can earn a SEA credential, and will earn their master’s degree and certificate of advanced study.
Note: Many salary schedules pay more for candidates with a terminal master’s degree plus additional credit hours.
Competencies are in six areas:
- Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
- Mental health
- Social emotional learning
- Problem-solving models
- Multi-systemic supports
- Executive function
Additional Program Details
The first cohort of students will begin studies in Fall 2020, with the second cohort launching in Fall 2022.
Among the topics included in the program are assisting English language learners (ELLs) who have faced trauma related to immigration, acculturation, linguistic barriers, and discrimination; individuals with disabilities; and students with mental health needs.
Applying to become a Project THRIVE Scholar
Qualified Project THRIVE applicants include those who:
- Come from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, including scholars who are ELLs and/or identify as having a disability
- Have attained a bachelor’s degree by Fall 2020 in psychology, teacher education, communication sciences and disorders, or social work
- Have maintained a 3.3 GPA and have an interest in working in, or knowledge of, the mental health field
- Meet the admissions criteria for graduate students at Saint Rose
- Are willing to be interviewed following a review of written application materials
Applications for the Fall 2020 cohort will be due by July 15, 2020.
Please follow the application instructions and program requirements for your specific program.
In addition to your statement of purpose, please submit a supplemental essay that addresses your interest in the Project THRIVE grant in the context of your degree and your career plans. This essay should not exceed two double-spaced pages.
Please include your name on each page and your original signature at the end of the document. A saved PDF version should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and include Project THRIVE grant in the subject line.
Saint Rose Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Train Educators to Address Issues of Diversity, Mental Health, Among Special Education Students
The College of Saint Rose has received a $1.1 million federal grant for its Thelma P. Lally School of Education to develop teachers and school psychologists who are highly skilled at working with school-age children with disabilities.
Dr. Elizabeth M. Power
Assistant professor of school psychology
Dr. Frances M. Ihle
Associate professor of special education
These contents were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, #H325K190072. However, they do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Sarah Allen.