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Maximizing positive outcomes for school-age children with developmental disabilities who have high-intensity behavioral needs necessitates interdisciplinary collaboration to integrate services that meet their complex needs across settings (school, home, community) and domains of functioning (academic, social, emotional, behavioral, physical). For special education and school psychology personnel to effectively serve these children in any environment, specialized training in high-intensity behavioral needs and interdisciplinary collaboration is required.

The I-3 PREP program is designed to provide the specialized training through an interdisciplinary master’s level program of study. The goal of the program is to increase the number of master’s trained special educators and school psychologists with capacity to provide high-quality integrated services for school-age students with developmental disabilities (e.g. autism) who have high-intensity behavioral needs.

The I-3 PREP program involves concurrent completion of master’s degree requirements while completing joint coursework, clinical experience, and related activities.

Programs of Study

The I-3 PREP program involves concurrent completion of master’s degree requirements while additionally completing joint coursework, clinical experience, and related activities. The expected program of study across the two years is shown in the table below.

  • Bold courses indicate interdisciplinary coursework (e.g., with group assignments), credit and non-credit bearing, required for I3-PREP
  • Italic courses indicate existing courses to be modified or new section created in Year 1 to focus on high intensive practices

School Psychology

Year 1

Fall
  • EPSY 5601: Principles and Methods in Educational Research
  • EPSY 5430: Child Psychopathology
  • EPSY 5602: Ed. Tests & Measurements
  • EPSY 5510: Learning
  • EPSY 5420: Roles & Functions of School Psychologists
  • EPSY 5092: Practicum I: School Psychology
  • CT LEND program participation [non-credit]
Spring
  • EPSY 5605: Quantitative Methods I
  • EPSY 5405: Pupil Behavior
  • EPSY 5403: Intellectual Assessment
  • EPSY 6469: Single-Subject Research
  • EPSY 5092: Practicum I: School Psychology
  • CT LEND program participation [non-credit]

Year 2

Fall
  • EPSY 5440: Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Intervention in Schools [3 credits]
  • EPSY 5405: Applied Behavior Analysis [3 credits]
  • EPSY 5406: Consultation [3 credits]
  • EPSY 5450: Issues of Cultural Diversity [3 credits]
  • EPSY 5408: Ethics in Ed. and Professional Psychology
  • EPSY 5092: Practicum II: School Psychology
  • EPSY 5194: I-3 PREP Seminar [3 credits]
Spring
  • EPSY 5425: Academic Assessment
  • EPSY 5435: Academic Intervention
  • EPSY 5445: Counseling in School Psych
  • EPSY 5194: Crisis Prevention & Intervention
  • EPSY 5092: Practicum II: School Psychology
  • EPSY 5464: Behavior Change Procedures [3 credits]
  • EPSY 5194: I-3 PREP Seminar [3 credits]

Special Education

Year 1

Fall
  • EPSY 5601: Principles and Methods in Educational Research
  • EPSY 5121: Developmental Foundations of Exceptionality
  • EPSY 5141: Classroom and Behavior Management
  • EPSY 5119: Policy, Law, and Ethics in Special Education
  • EPSY 5199: Investigation of Special Topics in Special Education (I-3 PREP topic: Family Centered Practice for Students with High Learning Needs)
  • CT LEND program participation [non-credit]
Spring
  • EPSY 5116: Individual Pupil Assessment
  • EPSY 5123: Instructional Strategies and Adaptations for Students with Special Learning Needs
  • EPSY 5142: Individualized Positive Behavior Supports
  • EPSY 6469: Single-Subject Research
  • EPSY 5092: Practicum I: Special Education
  • CT LEND program participation [non-credit]

Year 2

Fall
  • EPSY 5440: Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Intervention in Schools [3 credits]
  • EPSY 5405: Applied Behavior Analysis [3 credits]
  • EPSY 5406: Consultation [3 credits]
  • EPSY 5450: Issues of Cultural Diversity [3 credits]
  • EPSY 5092: Practicum: Special Education
  • EPSY 5194: I-3 PREP Seminar [3 credits]
Spring
  • EPSY 5113: Beginning Reading Supports for Students with Learning Difficulties
  • EPSY 5199: Investigation of Special Topics in Special Education (I3-PREP topic: Inclusion)
  • EPSY 5220: Introduction to Educational Technology
  • EPSY 5140: Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities 
  • EPSY 5092: Practicum: Special Education
  • EPSY 5464: Behavior Change Procedures [3 credits]
  • EPSY 5194: I-3 PREP Seminar [3 credits]

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I-3 PREP Co-Directors


Dr. Lisa Sanetti

Dr. Lisa Sanetti
faculty profile

Faculty member in the school psychology program, Dr. Sanetti is a Professor with expertise in implementation science, educator wellness, and school-based mental health. She completed advanced training in interdisciplinary collaborative teaming during her graduate studies, and previously worked as a behavioral consultant to New England schools, providing assessment and intervention services to school-age youth with significant disabilities and high-intensity behavioral needs across home and school settings.


Dr. Sandra Chafouleas

Dr. Sandra Chafouleas
faculty profile

Faculty member in the school psychology program, Dr. Chafouleas is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Neag Endowed Professor who has expertise in tiered systems of school services with focus on assessment/program evaluation, behavioral health, and whole child. Prior to joining UConn, she worked as a school psychologist and school administrator, primarily in settings serving students with disabilities with high intensity behavioral needs.


Dr. Mary Beth Bruder


Dr. Mary Beth Bruder
faculty profile

Faculty member in the special education program, Dr. Bruder is a Professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and the Neag School of Education. She has extensive experience early childhood intervention, including children with autism, and began her career as a public-school preschool teacher in inclusive settings.



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