Graduate Educators

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.


Placeholder ImageGraduate 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.


Placeholder ImageNASP 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.

Professional Engagement

Placeholder ImageGraduate 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.

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

NASP-Approved Programs
Identify all current NASP-Approved graduate preparation programs

Graduate Program Approval
Find out how to become a NASP-Approved graduate preparation program

Other Resources

Crosswalk of Graduate Courses and NASP Position Statements
This Crosswalk examines how NASP's position statements align with school psychology graduate courses.

Considerations for Distance Education in School Psychology
This Considerations document outlines some considerations for programs or institutions offering distance education.

NCSP Case Study Rubric
Access the case study rubric used by the National School Psychology Certification Board when reviewing NCSP applicants from non-approved/accredited programs. 

Considerations for Contract Services in School Psychology
This Considerations document outlines considerations related to contract services, including employment with third-party contract agencies.

Guidance for Respecialization and Professional Retraining
This Guidance document outlines guidance for programs considering an option for respecialization and professional retraining to align with the NASP 2020 Professional Standards.  

“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

Customizable Presentations on the NASP Practice Model
Access adaptable PowerPoint presentations to facilitate knowledge and discussion on the NASP Practice Model for first-year students, pre-internship students, and field supervisors. All presentations include facilitator notes and brief activities.

Social Justice Resources for School Psychologists
This spreadsheet lists recommended articles, resources, reports, and more for graduate educators to incorporate into course work to help graduate students define, address, and promote social justice in their practice.

Pay Scale Letters
NASP has developed both a memorandum and adaptable letter for graduate programs to help advocate for appropriate placement on district pay scales for practicing school psychologists.