Attracting, Preparing, and Retaining School Psychologists: A Workforce Pipeline Analysis

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8,10
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 9: Issues in School Psychology, Education, and Supervision

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. recognize the importance of implementing effective strategies for recruiting and retaining graduate students with minoritized cultural identities.
  2. understand factors contributing to the school psychologist shortage.
  3. learn a method for evaluating the progression of school psychologists through the workforce pipeline to identify solutions to the shortage.

Description

The shortage of school psychologists in the United States jeopardizes the capacity of schools to meet student needs of all students. This study examined the progression of school psychologists through the professional preparation-to-practice pipeline, examining program admission and completion rates, as well as graduates’ status in the profession 1 year, 3 years, and 5 years following internship. Attendees will discuss the study’s results, including the need for targeted, personalized efforts for recruiting graduate students with minoritized cultural identities.

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Presenter(s)

Amity L. Noltemeyer, Miami University
Julie Q. Morrison, University of Cincinnati
Susan Davies, EdD, University of Dayton

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