School Psychology Program Information

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University of the Pacific

Updated: 10/25/2021

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

Program Director: Justin Low

E-mail: jlow1@PACIFIC.EDU

Program Website: http://www.pacific.edu/Academics/Schools-and-Colleges/Gladys-L-Benerd-School-of-Education/Academics/Graduate-Programs/EdS---Education-Specialist-in-School-Psychology.html

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full)
    Approved by the State Department of Education
    Graduation Credit Hours: 69
    Accessible to Working Professionals
    Does not offer at least 50% of instruction via distance education
Financial Support
Specialist
Number of first year students receiving aid12
Number of all students receiving aid (excl. interns)27
Average number of work hours per week14.0
Average stipend per week$252
Average number of waived hours per semester9.0
Number of interns who received stipends10
Stipend / Pay range per year$25000 - $70000
Website
https://education.pacific.edu/academics/degree-programs/graduate-programs/eds-education-specialist-in-school-psychology
Student Enrollment Data

2020 / 2021

Specialist
Total Enrollment (including interns)42
# of First Year Students13
# of Male Students6
# of Minority Students*28
# of interns during the academic year13
# of accepted students for 2020 / 202114
# of applicants for 2020 / 202117
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Faculty
NameEmailFTEMinority
Amy Scottascott2@pacific.edu100 %
Justin Lowjlow1@pacific.edu100 %
Linda Websterlwebster@pacific.edu33 %
Rachelle Hackettrhackett@pacific.edu33 %
Lisa Cheneylcheney1@pacific.edu100 %
Note: Minority faculty are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
PRAXIS
No data from program has been submitted.
Respecialization

Specialist

Formal Option for Respecialization?
No

Doctoral

Formal Option for Respecialization?
No
Evaluation through standard Admissions?
Yes
Description of Respecialization Process
Transcripts are reviewed to ascertain which courses can be accepted/waived
Culminating Documentation
PhD degree, state certification/credential
Internship Settings

2020 / 2021

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Number of Interns13
Total completing internship entirely in school settings13
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

Specialist
# 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 graduation1
# of graduates employed by schools11
# employed in settings other than schools0
# employed in a faculty position0
# entering other fields0
# continuing formal education4
# not employed or continuing education0