Graduate Students

As a school psychology graduate student, you have made an exciting step forward in your life toward reaching your career goals. As a NASP member, you'll find resources, fact sheets, and articles designed specifically to supplement your learning. NASP's Graduate Student Committee represent student interests and implement activities within NASP by helping to maintain pathways of communication among NASP students. Read this Communiqué article to learn more about the committee and find out how you can serve on the committee in the future.

NEW: Considerations for Contract Services Employment
NASP provides the following information and guidance to assist in decision-making regarding the use of contract services (whether in-person or via telehealth). Read to learn a definition and description of contracted services, state credentialing considerations, logistical considerations for both the contractor and the contracting school district, and relevant ethical considerations.

Graduate Students & NASP

Placeholder ImageAs a school psychology graduate student, you get special student savings when you join NASP! During your educational journey, rely on NASP to provide you tools to help you learn and connect along the way. Meet fellow school psychology students from across the country, and world! Join your NASP colleagues in the dynamic NASP community, where you can build knowledge, skills, and friendships.

Graduate Student Resources

Placeholder ImageRead fact sheets on achieving success in your program, prepping for your internship and first job, getting involved with the profession, and additional topics. You can also read Student Connections Column articles from the Communiqué newspaper in areas including tips for graduate school success, advocacy, culturally responsive practice, and more! We also have recordings of past webinars for graduate students as put on by the Graduate Student Committee.

Advance Your Career

Placeholder ImageNASP has multiple avenues through which you can advance your career. You can participate by planning school psychology awareness and advocacy events as a Student Leader at your graduate program, or serve on the Graduate Student Committee and help represent graduate students within NASP's national leadership. If you're attending our annual convention, you can sign up to meet with a professional mentor. Or, you can demonstrate your commitment to professional excellence by applying to become a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).

Get Involved

Placeholder ImageThere are a variety of great ways to become more involved with your professional association and school psychology as a whole! You can learn about activities at your graduate program, including setting up a local graduate student organization, and advocating for and promoting awareness of the profession. You can write for the Student Connections column of Communiqué, or share your guidance around advocacy by writing for the Graduate Student Advocacy Series.

Helpful Resources for Graduate Students

Download this list of recommended resources for graduate students, compiled by members of the NASP Graduate Student Committee. On page 2, get introduced to each of the committee members and their roles.