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NASP Report of Graduate Education in School Psychology: 2018–2019

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Each year, the Graduate Education Committee of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) administers the National School Psychology Program Database Survey. Data regarding the status of graduate education in school psychology have been collected annually for both specialist and doctoral programs since 2010. This report for the 2018–2019 academic year summarizes data solicited from the directors of all known school psychology programs and provides estimates regarding selected outcomes for those programs. During the 2018–2019 academic year, an estimated 10,173 current students (including interns) were enrolled in school psychology programs. Further, an estimated 3,128 first year students were enrolled, whereas an estimated 2,816 students (2,321 specialist-level, 495 doctoral-level) graduated from school psychology programs. Approximately 85% of specialist-level program graduates work in schools. In contrast, approximately 51% of doctoral-level program graduates work in schools, while 6% of doctoral graduates work as faculty members within a university setting. Additional data include information regarding credit hour requirements, financial support, enrollment, internship placement, and student outcomes.