School Psychology Program Information

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University of Utah

Updated: 02/05/2024

1721 Campus Drive, #3225
College of Education
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Program Director: Keith Radley

E-mail: Keith.radley@utah.edu

Program Website: http://ed-psych.utah.edu/school-psych/

* Program received NASP approval of Specialist equivalent program in 2014. Autism, BCBA, and other Behavioral Interventions specialties.

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Doctoral level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full), APA-Accredited
    Approved by the State Department of Education
    Other Accreditations: BCBA Verified Course Sequence
    Graduation Credit Hours: 113
    Not Accessible to Working Professionals
    Does not offer at least 50% of instruction via distance education
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full)
    Approved by the State Department of Education
    Other Accreditations: BCBA Verified Course Sequence
    Graduation Credit Hours: 72
    Not Accessible to Working Professionals
    Does not offer at least 50% of instruction via distance education
  • Post-Master's Certificate
Financial Support
SpecialistDoctoral

Assistantship/Traineeship

  
Do students in your program have access to an assistantship/traineeship?YesYes
Total number of students receiving an assistantship/traineeship2212
Minimum hours per semester20.020.0
Minimum stipend/salary per week$20000$20000
Minimum tuition waiver (%)100%100%

Hourly Work

  
Do students in your program have access to hourly work?No

Internship

  
Number of interns who received stipends810
Number of interns who received stipends$50000$50000

Additional Information

  
Student Enrollment Data

2023 / 2024

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Enrollment (including interns)2823
# of First Year Students84
# of Male Students83
# of Minority Students*46
# of interns during the academic year810
# of accepted students for 2023 / 2024128
# of applicants for 2023 / 20245146
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Faculty
NameEmailFTEMinority
Keith Radleykeith.radley@utah.edu100 %
Aaron Fischeraaronjasonfischer@gmail.com100 %
Elaine Clarkel.clark@utah.edu100 %
Kate Helbigkate.helbig@utah.edu100 %
Kayleigh Brennankayleigh.brennan@utah.edu100 %
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?Yes
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
45
Description of Respecialization Process
Respecialization candidates are individually reviewed if they have at least a master’s degree in a related field.
Culminating Documentation
Recommendation for a school psychologist credential
Special Notes
Candidates are accepted subject to full faculty approval and available space

Doctoral

Formal Option for Respecialization?
No
Evaluation through standard Admissions?
Yes
Minimum Graduate Credit Hours for Respecialization
45
Description of Respecialization Process
Respecialization candidates are individually reviewed if they have at least a master’s degree in a related field.
Culminating Documentation
Recommendation for a school psychologist credential
Special Notes
Candidates are accepted subject to full faculty approval and available space
Internship Settings

2023 / 2024

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Number of Interns810
Total completing internship entirely in school settings86
Total completing internships partly in school settings0
Total completing internships entirely outside school settings4
Total APA Accredited Internships4
Total APPIC listed meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines (not APA)6
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.”
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
  • Inclusion across all required courses (excluding statistics)
  • Extracurricular Events (e.g., Town Halls, Institute Days)
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.
  • A specific required course on social justice
  • Inclusion across all required courses (excluding statistics)
  • Extracurricular Events (e.g., Town Halls, Institute Days)
Student Outcome Data

2021 / 2022

SpecialistDoctoral
# of students completing program (including internship)18
Mean # of years to complete the program45
Median # of years to complete the program45
# of students who transferred to a School Psych Doctoral Program2
# of students that left the program prior to graduation00
# of graduates employed by schools10
# employed in settings other than schools08
# employed in a faculty position01
# entering other fields00
# continuing formal education00
# not employed or continuing education00