School Psychology Program Information

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California State University-Monterey Bay

Updated: 12/08/2020

100 Campus Center
Bldg 3
Monterey, CA 93940

Program Director: Stephanie D'Costa


Program Website:

* Our program focuses on serving Dual Language Learners, Migrant Students, and Highly Mobile Youth.

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full)
    Approved by the State Department of Education
    Other Accreditations: BCaBA VCS
    Graduation Credit Hours: 78
    Accessible to Working Professionals
Financial Support
Number of first year students receiving aid14
Number of all students receiving aid (excl. interns)37
Number of interns who received stipends13
Stipend / Pay range per year$15000 - $101000
Student Enrollment Data

2020 / 2021

Total Enrollment (including interns)46
# of First Year Students17
# of Male Students11
# of Minority Students*32
# of interns during the academic year11
# of accepted students for 2020 / 202116
# of applicants for 2020 / 202156
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Cathi Draper Rodriguezcdraperrodriguez@csumb.edu100 %
Josh Harrowerjharrower@csumb.edu50 %
Kerrie Chitwoodkchitwood@csumb.edu50 %
Stephanie D'Costasdcosta@csumb.edu100 %
Scott Rosssross@csumb.edu50 %
Note: Minority faculty are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.

01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020

# of Students Taking Praxis10
Percent Qualifying for the NCSP
(Score of 147)
Minimum Score157
Maximum Score181
Median Score166
Mean Score167
* 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.


Formal Option for Respecialization?
Internship Settings

2020 / 2021

Total Number of Interns11
Total completing internship entirely in school settings11
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

2019 / 2020

# of students completing program (including internship)11
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 that left the program prior to graduation0
# of graduates employed by schools26