School Psychology Program Information

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Updated: 02/01/2023

George Eastman Building
18 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-0887

Program Director: Suzanne Bamonto

E-mail: sbggsp@rit.edu

Program Website: https://www.rit.edu/study/school-psychology-ms

* This program is no longer taking new students.

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full)
    Approved by the State Department of Education
    Graduation Credit Hours: 66
    Not Accessible to Working Professionals
    Does not offer at least 50% of instruction via distance education
Financial Support
Specialist

Assistantship/Traineeship

 
Do students in your program have access to an assistantship/traineeship?No
Do students in your program have access to hourly work?Yes
Total number of students receiving hourly work4
Minimum hours per semester180.0
Minimum stipend/salary per week$180
Minimum tuition waiver (%)25%

Internship

 
Number of interns who received stipends7

Additional Information

 
Website
https://www.rit.edu/study/school-psychology-ms
Student Enrollment Data

2022 / 2023

Specialist
Total Enrollment (including interns)19
# of First Year Students0
# of Male Students0
# of Minority Students*3
# of interns during the academic year7
# of accepted students for 2022 / 20230
# of applicants for 2022 / 20230
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Faculty
NameEmailFTEMinority
Suzanne Bamontosbggsp@rit.edu100 %
Vincent Pandolfivxpgla@rit.edu50 %
Caroline Magyarcimgla@rit.edu50 %
Daniel Farrelldrfgla@rit.edu20 %
Note: Minority faculty are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Unfilled faculty positions from the previous academic year?No
Anticipate opening a search for a new faculty member in the upcoming academic year?No
PRAXIS
No data from program has been submitted.
Respecialization

Specialist

Formal Option for Respecialization?
No
Evaluation through standard Admissions?
Yes
Minimum Graduate Credit Hours for Respecialization
66
Description of Respecialization Process
These students would apply to the program (either M.S. or certificate or both), faculty would evaluate their credentials and discuss their goals, outline a plan for completing necessary coursework and gaining certification. Decisions and plans are made case by case.
Culminating Documentation
masters’ degree and/or Advanced Certificate.
Internship Settings

2022 / 2023

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Number of Interns7
Total completing internship entirely in school settings7
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.”
Multicultural Settings
Program offers a bilingual specialization (i.e. students graduate beign eligible for a bilingual school psychologist certification or designation).No
Program or department provides the following graduate preparation activities related to multicultural responsiveness.
  • A specific required course on multicultural responsiveness
Program or department provides the following graduate preparation activities related to social justice that align with the NASP definition and extends beyond cultural awareness into action.
    Student Outcome Data

    2021 / 2022

    Specialist
    # of students completing program (including internship)10
    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 graduation2
    # of graduates employed by schools9
    # employed in settings other than schools0
    # employed in a faculty position0
    # entering other fields0
    # continuing formal education1
    # not employed or continuing education0