School Psychology Program Information

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University of Texas-Austin

Updated: 02/15/2022

The University of Texas at Austin
Educational Psychology Dept
Austin, TX 78712

Program Director: Erin Rodriguez

E-mail: erodriguez@austin.utexas.edu

Program Website: https://education.utexas.edu/departments/educational-psychology/doctoral-specializations/school-psychology

* Masters: https://education.utexas.edu/departments/educational-psychology/masters-specilizations/school-psychology

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Doctoral level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full), APA-Accredited
    Graduation Credit Hours: 113
    Not Accessible to Working Professionals
    Does not offer at least 50% of instruction via distance education
  • Specialist level
    Graduation Credit Hours: 62
    Not Accessible to Working Professionals
    Does not offer at least 50% of instruction via distance education
Financial Support
SpecialistDoctoral
Number of interns who received stipends76
Notes
Yes, we have some program, department, and college specific scholarships and fellowships available each year.
Student Enrollment Data

2021 / 2022

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Enrollment (including interns)2625
# of First Year Students101
# of Male Students21
# of Minority Students*137
# of interns during the academic year710
# of accepted students for 2021 / 202264
# of applicants for 2021 / 20223033
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Faculty
NameEmailFTEMinority
Cindy Carlsonccarlson@austin.utexas.edu50 %
Jessica O'Blenessjessica.obleness@utexas.edu100 %
Erin Rodriguezerodriguez@austin.utexas.edu100 %
Sarah Kate Bearmanskbearman@austin.utexas.edu100 %
Jane Grayjane.gray@utexas.edu50 %
J. Mark Eddymark.eddy@austin.utexas.edu75 %
Kizzy Albrittonkalbritton@austin.utexas.edu100 %
Laura Quinones Camacholaura.quinonescamacho@austin.utexas.edu25 %
Note: Minority faculty are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
PRAXIS

01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021

# of Students Taking Praxis11
Percent Qualifying for the NCSP
(Score of 147)
100%
Minimum Score165
Maximum Score183
Median Score174
Mean Score174
* 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

Doctoral

Formal Option for Respecialization?
No
Internship Settings

2021 / 2022

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Number of Interns710
Total completing internship entirely in school settings71
Total completing internships partly in school settings0
Total completing internships entirely outside school settings9
Total APA Accredited Internships10
Total APPIC listed meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines (not APA)0
Total APPIC listed not meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines0
Total meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines not APPIC listed0
Total not APPIC listed and not meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines0
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

SpecialistDoctoral
# of students completing program (including internship)710
Mean # of years to complete the program35.5
Median # of years to complete the program35
# of students who transferred to a School Psych Doctoral Program2
# of students that left the program prior to graduation10
# of graduates employed by schools7
# employed in settings other than schools0
# employed in a faculty position0
# entering other fields0
# continuing formal education0
# not employed or continuing education0