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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.