Psychology: School Psychology
The mission of this Master’s specialisation in School Psychology is to create positive learning environments to support talent development and potential for learning in all students regardless of their initial intellectual level and mental health problems.
This master’s specialisation responds to and prepares our students for a number of recent changes in the care for children and adolescents: Dutch legislation concerning Inclusive Education (‘Wet op Passend Onderwijs’) and Youth Care (‘Jeugdwet’). One of the consequences of this new Dutch legislation is that schools are responsible for an optimal development of all students, including those with special needs. It is to be expected that schools (primary and secondary) will consult or hire more specialists, such as school psychologists, in order to meet the criteria for inclusive education, for teacher training, and for developing school policy.
The curriculum of 60 EC offers a variety of courses and a supervised master thesis. The specialisation consists of:
4 mandatory courses (20 EC)
thesis (20 EC)
internship (10 EC) ánd 10 EC elective course(s) or an internship (20 EC)
Master's Kick Off
At this day (beginning of September for students starting in September / late January for students starting in February) your attendance is strongly advised.
During the Master's Kick Off you will be handed important information on how to organise your studies at Leiden University. A representative of your specialisation will be present. You do not want to miss this!