School Psychology Program Information

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Brigham Young University

Updated: 02/12/2022

CPSE Department
Provo, UT 84602

Program Director: Terisa Gabrielsen


Program Website:

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full), NCATE/CAEP Recognized
    Approved by the State Department of Education
    Graduation Credit Hours: 70
    Not Accessible to Working Professionals
    Does not offer at least 50% of instruction via distance education
Financial Support
Number of interns who received stipends11
Partial scholarships are generally available from the university, the graduate school (First Generation Students), private donors and grants.
Student Enrollment Data

2021 / 2022

Total Enrollment (including interns)37
# of First Year Students13
# of Male Students7
# of Minority Students*7
# of interns during the academic year11
# of accepted students for 2021 / 202213
# of applicants for 2021 / 202237
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Lane Fischerlane_fischer@byu.edu50 %
Paul Caldarellapaul_caldarella@byu.edu25 %
Ellie Youngellie_young@byu.edu100 %
Terisa Gabrielsenterisa_gabrielsen@byu.edu100 %
Timothy Smithtim_smith@byu.edu50 %
Nancy MIramontesnancy_miramontes@byu.edu100 %
Rebecca Wintersrebecca_winters@byu.edu100 %
Note: Minority faculty are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.

01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021

# of Students Taking Praxis9
Percent Qualifying for the NCSP
(Score of 147)
Minimum Score159
Maximum Score183
Median Score170
Mean Score172
* 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.


Formal Option for Respecialization?
Evaluation through standard Admissions?
Minimum Graduate Credit Hours for Respecialization
Description of Respecialization Process
We no longer offer a "Bridge Program." All students are admitted through the standard application and admission process. We do not offer a respecialization program other than our regular program.
Internship Settings

2021 / 2022

Total Number of Interns11
Total completing internship entirely in school settings11
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)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 graduation0
# of graduates employed by schools10
# employed in settings other than schools0
# employed in a faculty position0
# entering other fields0
# continuing formal education1
# not employed or continuing education0