School Psychology Program Information

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University of Central Arkansas

Updated: 04/20/2022

201 Donaghey Ave
Mashburn Hall Room 253
Conway, AR 72035

Program Director: Joan Simon


Program Website:

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full)
    Graduation Credit Hours: 60
    Accessible to Working Professionals
    Does not offer at least 50% of instruction via distance education
Financial Support
Number of interns who received stipends5
All of our EdS students who want a graduate assistantship on campus are able to find one. Sometimes these GAs are in our Psychology & Counseling department, but sometimes they are in other departments on campus. They are typically $8,600 for the school year and include 20 hours per week of work.
Student Enrollment Data

2021 / 2022

Total Enrollment (including interns)15
# of First Year Students6
# of Male Students1
# of Minority Students*2
# of interns during the academic year5
# of accepted students for 2021 / 20225
# of applicants for 2021 / 20228
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Joan Simon
Note: Minority faculty are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
No data from program has been submitted.


Formal Option for Respecialization?
Evaluation through standard Admissions?
Minimum Graduate Credit Hours for Respecialization
Description of Respecialization Process


Formal Option for Respecialization?
Description of Respecialization Process
Culminating Documentation
Internship Settings

2021 / 2022

Total Number of Interns52
Total completing internship entirely in school settings50
Total completing internships partly in school settings2
Total completing internships entirely outside school settings0
Total APA Accredited Internships0
Total APPIC listed meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines (not APA)2
Total APPIC listed not meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines1
Total meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines not APPIC listed1
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

# of students completing program (including internship)5
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 schools5
# employed in settings other than schools0
# employed in a faculty position0
# entering other fields0
# continuing formal education0
# not employed or continuing education0