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SCCP Annual Monitoring Form (pdf)

 Getting Licensed

Practica & Internships:

Internship and Practica Sites

SCCP Practicum Internship Handbook (2018-2019)

Practicum Forms (WSIB, Police Check, Consent Forms)

Finding an MA Placement

SCCP Practica Sites (pdf)




For information on coursework and other program requirements, please see the SGS Calendar.

SGS Calendar

For full course descriptions, please see the Registrar's Office and course listings page.


Recommended Course of Study:


Course or Activity
MA 1  APD1205H: Ethical Issues in Applied Psychology
  APD1215H: Psychological Assessment of School-Aged Children

APD1216H: Psychoeducational Assessment

  APD1285H: Psychology and Education of Children and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities
  JOI1288H: Intermediate Statistics and Research Design
MA 2

APD1218H: Seminar and Practicum in School-Based Assessment, Consultation and Intervention

  APD1222H: Approaches to Psychotherapy and Lifespan

APD1236H: Developmental Psychopathology

  APD3240H: Advanced Social and Emotional Assessment Techniques


1) Cognitive cognate:


APD1286H: Foundations of Literacy Development for School Age Children

APD 1298H: Imagination, Reasoning and Learning

2) Social cognate (if you already have completed your cognitive cognate)

APD1290H: Indigenous Healing in Counselling & Psychoeducation

APD5010H: Special Topics in APHD: Master's Level


3) An elective (if you already have both cognitive and social cognate requirements)


APD1217H: Foundations of Proactive Behavioural and Cognitive-Behavioural Intervention in Children
Research Methods and Thesis Preparation in Applied Psychology & Human Development

**You are required to take certain courses in cognitive, biological and/or social foundations of behaviour. Please talk to your faculty advisor to see what's available, as courses change each year. Some examples of courses offered in the past are:

APD1233H: Cognitive Development and Applications

APD3286H: Developmental Neurobiology

APD1265H: Advanced Topics in Social and Personality Development


Students must achieve a minimum of A- in at least one of APD1215H (Psychological Assessment of School-aged Children) and APD1216H (Psychoeducational Assessment) and must pass APD1218H (Seminar and Practicum in Assessment) in order to remain in good standing and be permitted to continue in the program. Failure to meet these criteria will normally result in a recommendation to the School of Graduate Studies to terminate the student’s registration in the program.


Annual Faculty Review of Students’ Progress Meeting

The SCCP Annual Monitoring Form (pdf) is to be completed by students each year by March 31 and submitted to Program Liaison, Diana Robinson. Progress of every SCCP student is monitored each year in late April or early May. Written feedback is provided to each student and retained in the student’s departmental file. 

If minor problems are noted, a faculty member contacts the student and discusses possible ways to rectify the problem(s).

If the difficulty is a significant one, a faculty member is assigned the task of monitoring the student’s progress. In cases where attempts to rectify the problem are unsuccessful, the student may be asked to leave the program.




  • Administered through required course APD1218 Seminar and Practicum in Assessment. 
  • MA students complete a 250-hour practicum in a Toronto school, supervised by a licensed psychologist or psychological associate.
  • Typically, this occurs 1 day a week from mid-September until early or mid-June.
  • Because the GTA is one of the most diverse urban areas in the world, all students gain experience working with culturally diverse groups


  • ​Assessment and consultation are the primary activities of these school district placements but students must spend at least 20 hours conducting an intervention or consultation that is not associated with a psychoeducational assessment.


  • This is a pass/fail course
  • Practicum supervisors evaluate their students’ performance half way through the placement experience and again at the end of the placement to inform the course instructor of student progress

FINDING A PRACTICUM - Detailed Outline here

  • The Director of Clinical Training meets with all first year MA students late in the Fall term to initiate the search for appropriate school field placements.



To view more details about the SCCP practicum and internship sites, forms, and policies, please see the SCCP Practicum & Internship Handbook.


When preparing a thesis, you will work in consultation with your thesis supervisor from the School & Clinical Child Psychology Program until a committee is formed and, after that, with your thesis committee.



1. Review of OISE/UT Guidelines for Thesis and Doctoral Final Oral Exams (pdf)
2. Establishment of a thesis topic
3. Selection of a thesis supervisor (normally the student’s Faculty Advisor)
4. Formation of a thesis committee (Thesis Supervision Approval Form pdf) 

5. Ethical Review (forms to be completed)
6. Thesis proposal approval (form to be completed)
7. Thesis work
8. Final thesis approval and submission (form to be completed)



MA program theses are evaluated by a minimum of two faculty members, both holding either Full or Associate School of Graduate Studies appointments, with at least one member from APHD.

There is no oral examination for an MA thesis.

To learn more about your program, see About SCCP