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NASP Program Approval/National Recognition

Information for Graduate Programs

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) provides a review and approval service to graduate programs in school psychology. NASP approval is part of the association's commitment to serving the mental health and educational interests of all children and youth by promoting the preparation of competent professionals in accordance with national standards of quality.

All programs must use an online submission process to correspond to NCATE's online submission requirements or the NASP only site. As we transition to the new 2010 Standards we ask that programs contact the chair of the Program Approval Board with your intent to use the 2010 Standards.

2000 NASP Standards for Training and Field Placement Programs in School Psychology

Instructions and Report Template for NASP Programs in NCATE Units

Instructions and Report Template for NASP Only Programs

2010 NASP Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists

Instructions and Report Template for NASP Programs in NCATE Units

Instructions and Report Template for NASP Only Programs

NASP Only Programs must contact the chair of the Program Approval Board at nasppab@nmsu.edu for additional information.

Comparison Between 2000 and 2010 Standards

Submission Deadlines*

CycleSubmission DeadlinePrograms Notified
FallSeptember 15February 1
SpringMarch 15August 1

* Dates apply to ALL programs

Additional Resources

Various documents and support materials are available to assist in the review process and include the following:

NASP Standards for the Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists (2010)

NASP Program Approval Board Updates

Fee Payment Form (the $500 fee is required for programs that are not in units accredited or undergoing review by NCATE)

A Guide for Performance-Based Assessment, Accountability, and Program Development in School Psychology Training Programs (2nd Edition, 2006)

NASP Online Submission Samples

NASP Assessment Samples Handbook (2nd Edition

Notice for APA Accredited Doctoral Programs (abbreviated review process)

For additional information on the review process contact Enedina García Vázquez, chair of the Program Approval Board, at nasppab@nmsu.edu or 575-646-9601.

Information about the NCSP is located at http://www.nasponline.org/certification/index.aspx. For other NCSP information send your comments to cert@naspweb.org or call 301-657-0270.