Graduate educators play a critical role in the development of future professionals who can provide effective, evidence-based, comprehensive school psychological services. NASP offers a variety of resources to help support effective graduate preparation in school psychology.
Graduate educators in school psychology have access to a host of NASP resources specifically intended to support graduate preparation in school psychology, including technical assistance briefs, a syllabus sharing resource, and an online review library of NASP's premiere publications.
NASP and its Graduate Education Committee developed best practice guidelines for internship and intern supervision to provide guidance for the critical culminating experience during school psychology graduate preparation. The "Model School Psychology Intern Supervisor" recognition program was designed to acknowledge field-based supervisors who consistently demonstrate these best practices.
Field Supervision Resources
Graduate educators can utilize various NASP resources to help inform, guide, and prepare field supervisors to provide high quality supervision to graduate students. The PowerPoint handouts, with facilitator notes, can be downloaded and adapted as needed; feel free to include additional visuals or content as well. Special thanks to Dr. Meaghan Guiney and Dr. Karen Monahan for their work in preparing the PPT materials.
Graduate educators can engage with fellow colleagues by sharing ideas and posting and downloading syllabi and other materials in the NASP Graduate Educators Community. Graduate educators are ideally positioned to encourage and identify ways for graduate students and recent graduates to engage with NASP and the profession.
The following resources may be helpful to graduate educators to incorporate into the design of curricula or coursework, or simply sharing with graduate students. The first provides a crosswalk of graduate courses and NASP Position Statements. The second offers a range of social justice resources. The third provides the NCSP case study rubric which can be used as a tool in coursework or field supervision.
The following documents provide guidance on various issues relevant to graduate education in school psychologist. The first provides considerations to programs considering engaging in distance education. The other documents may be helpful when helping students plan for their transition into the workforce.
Graduate Preparation Programs
School Psychology Program Database
Find information about all known school psychology graduate programs in the U.S., including program approval or accreditation status, student enrollment, financial aid, faculty, and internship placements
Identify all current NASP-Approved graduate preparation programs
Graduate Program Approval
Find out how to become a NASP-Approved graduate preparation program
“Become an NCSP” Poster
Encourage your students to obtain the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential by displaying this 14x20-inch poster in your office or throughout your department. E-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Integrating the NASP Practice Model into Graduate Education
Incorporating the NASP Practice Model into graduate education coursework, practicum, and internship is important to reinforcing for students their full scope of practice. These resources are designed to help graduate educators integrate content effectively and with flexibility to meet the needs of their program.
Dr. Joe Prus and Dr. Mark Swerdlik compiled a list of 31 notable, retired school psychology faculty, and solicited responses to several questions to provide advice to new or early career faculty and school psychologists.