School Psychology Program Information

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St. John's University

Updated: 01/15/2021

8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

Program Director: Samuel Ortiz

E-mail: ortizs@stjohns.edu

Program Website: http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/schools-and-colleges/st-johns-college-liberal-arts-and-sciences/psychology/school-psychology-psyd

* We offer a bilingual track that leads to certification in NY State as a Bilingual School Psychologist

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Doctoral level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full), APA-Accredited
    Other Accreditations: Middle States Commission
    Graduation Credit Hours: 105
    Accessible to Working Professionals
    Does not offer at least 50% of instruction via distance education
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full)
    Other Accreditations: Middle States Commission
    Graduation Credit Hours: 66
    Accessible to Working Professionals
    Does not offer at least 50% of instruction via distance education
Financial Support
SpecialistDoctoral
Number of first year students receiving aid57
Number of all students receiving aid (excl. interns)2452
Average number of work hours per week17.519.0
Average stipend per week$145.59$150
Average number of waived hours per semester0.00.0
Percent of waived tuition80%79.4%
Number of interns who received stipends07
Stipend / Pay range per year$0 - $0$15000 - $65000
Student Enrollment Data

2020 / 2021

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Enrollment (including interns)3890
# of First Year Students913
# of Male Students24
# of Minority Students*1819
# of interns during the academic year1113
# of accepted students for 2020 / 20212744
# of applicants for 2020 / 202179123
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Faculty
NameEmailFTEMinority
Dawn Flanaganflanagad@stjohns.edu100 %
Lauren Moskowitzmoskowil@stjohns.edu100 %
Mark Terjesenterjesem@stjohns.edu100 %
Marlene Sotelo-Dynegasotelodm@stjohns.edu100 %
Raymond DiGiuseppedigiuser@stjohns.edu50 %
Samuel Ortizortizs@stjohns.edu100 %
Zheng Zhouzhouz@stjohns.edu100 %
Jennifer Mascolomascoloj@stjohns.edu100 %
Zaheer Imadzaheeri@stjohns.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
Evaluation through standard Admissions?
Yes
Minimum Graduate Credit Hours for Respecialization
66
Special Notes
Respecialization candidates are only admitted through the standard admissions process.

Doctoral

Formal Option for Respecialization?
No
Evaluation through standard Admissions?
Yes
Minimum Graduate Credit Hours for Respecialization
105
Special Notes
Respecialization candidates are only admitted through the standard admissions process.
Internship Settings

2020 / 2021

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Number of Interns1113
Total completing internship entirely in school settings1113
Total completing internships partly in school settings0
Total completing internships entirely outside school settings0
Total APA Accredited Internships2
Total APPIC listed meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines (not APA)2
Total APPIC listed not meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines0
Total meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines not APPIC listed11
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)718
Mean # of years to complete the program35
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 graduation00
# of graduates employed by schools517
# employed in settings other than schools02
# employed in a faculty position00
# entering other fields00
# continuing formal education20
# not employed or continuing education00