School Psychology Program Information

The information provided was largely obtained from school psychology program directors. The data contained within are provided as a service to the school psychology community as well as those with an expressed interest in the field, including potential program applicants. We cannot and do not guarantee the currency or accuracy of the information. Thus, individuals interested in these data are encouraged to confirm the information by contacting individual graduate programs as needed.

A separate list of NASP-Approved programs organized by state is also available.

Arkansas State University

P.O. Box 1560
State University, AR 72467-1560

Program Director: John Hall

E-mail: jhall@astate.edu

Program Website: http://www.astate.edu/college/education/departments/psychology-and-counseling/degrees/

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved (full), NCATE/CAEP Accredited
    Accredited by State Department of Education
    Graduation Credit Hours: 66
    Accessible to Working Professionals
Financial Support
Specialist
Number of first year students receiving aid7
Number of all students receiving aid (excl. interns)16
Average number of work hours per week20.0
Average stipend per week$204
Average number of waived hours per semester0.0
Percent of waived tuition0%
Number of interns who received stipends5
Stipend / Pay range per year$15000
Student Enrollment Data

2016 / 2017

Specialist
Total Enrollment (including interns)26
# of First Year Students7
# of Male Students2
# of Minority Students*5
# of interns during the academic year6
# of accepted students for 2016 / 20177
# of applicants for 2016 / 20179

2015 / 2016

Specialist
Total Enrollment (including interns)23
# of First Year Students13
# of Male Students5
# of Minority Students*2
# of interns during the academic year2
# of accepted students for 2015 / 201615
# of applicants for 2015 / 201616
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Faculty
NameEmailFTE
Asher Pimpletonapimpleton@astate.edu11 %
Craig Jonescjones@astate.edu33 %
Haley Hawkinshhawkins@astate.edu22 %
John Halljhall@astate.edu100 %
Lacy Overley lcrumrine@astate.edu11 %
Patrick Peckplpeck@astate.edu11 %
Sharon Davissharondavis@astate.edu11 %
David Holmandholman@astate.edu11 %
Amany Saleh asaleh@astate.edu11 %
PRAXIS

# of Students Taking Praxis2

2014 / 2015

# of Students Taking Praxis4
* Refers to the % of individuals that have, at one point, passed the exam based on a score of 165 (prior to September 2014) or 147 (September 2014 and on), regardless of number of attempts.
** All data were produced using the ETS® Data Manager for The Praxis SeriesTM tests. Some data may be incomplete given that not all examinees identify their origin program.
*** Aggregated Praxis statistics (median score, minimum/maximum scores, percentage passing) are available only for programs that have had at least five students designating their program/institution as a score recipient within the reporting period.
Respecialization

Specialist

Formal Option for Respecialization?
No
Evaluation through standard Admissions?
Yes
Minimum Graduate Credit Hours for Respecialization
33
Description of Respecialization Process
Same process as other applicants
Culminating Documentation
Ed.S.
Internship Settings

2016 / 2017

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Number of Interns6
Total completing internship entirely in school settings6

2015 / 2016

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Number of Interns2
Total completing internship entirely in school settings2
1. The 2010 NASP Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists defines a school setting as “…one in which the primary goal is the education of students of diverse backgrounds, characteristics, abilities, disabilities, and needs. Generally, a school setting includes students who are enrolled in Grades pre-K–12 and has both general education and special education services. The school setting has available an internal or external pupil services unit that includes at least one state-credentialed school psychologist and provides a full range of school psychology services.”
Student Outcome Data

2016 / 2017

Specialist
# of students completing program (including internship)6
Mean # of years to complete the program3
Median # of years to complete the program3
# of students who transferred to a School Psych Doctoral Program0
# of students who exited due to inadequate performance0
# of students who withdrew from the program1
# of graduates employed by schools6
# employed in settings other than schools0
# employed in a faculty position0
# entering other fields0
# continuing formal education0
# not employed or continuing education0