School Psychology Program Information

The information provided was largely obtained from school psychology program directors. The data contained within are provided as a service to the school psychology community as well as those with an expressed interest in the field, including potential program applicants. We cannot and do not guarantee the currency or accuracy of the information. Individuals interested in these data are encouraged to confirm the information by contacting individual graduate programs as needed.

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Florida State University

Updated: 02/01/2023

College of Education
Dept. of Educational Psychology
Tallahasse, FL 32306

Program Director: Kathleen Krach

E-mail: s.kathleen.krach@fsu.edu

Program Website: https://education.fsu.edu/degrees-and-programs/school-psychology

* Our M.S./Ed.S. program in School Psychology is NASP approved. We have a Combined Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology that is accredited by APA.

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full)
    Approved by the State Department of Education
    Graduation Credit Hours: 73
    Not Accessible to Working Professionals
    Does not offer at least 50% of instruction via distance education
Financial Support
Specialist

Assistantship/Traineeship

 
Do students in your program have access to an assistantship/traineeship?Yes
Total number of students receiving an assistantship/traineeship3
Minimum hours per semester10.0
Minimum tuition waiver (%)64%
Do students in your program have access to hourly work?Yes
Total number of students receiving hourly work2
Minimum hours per semester10.0
Minimum tuition waiver (%)0%

Internship

 
Number of interns who received stipends100
Median Stipend / Pay per year$35000

Additional Information

 
Website
https://education.fsu.edu/school-psychology
Student Enrollment Data

2022 / 2023

Specialist
Total Enrollment (including interns)32
# of First Year Students11
# of Male Students2
# of Minority Students*10
# of interns during the academic year10
# of accepted students for 2022 / 202319
# of applicants for 2022 / 202359
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Faculty
NameEmailFTEMinority
Garret Hallgjhall@fsu.edu100 %
S. Kathleen Krachskrach@fsu.edu100 %
Lyndsay Jenkinslnjenkins@fsu.edu100 %
Shannon Bennettshannon.bennett@fsu.edu25 %
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?No
PRAXIS

01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022

# of Students Taking Praxis8
Percent Qualifying for the NCSP
(Score of 147)
100%
Minimum Score163
Maximum Score182
Median Score172
Mean Score171
* 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.
Respecialization

Specialist

Formal Option for Respecialization?
No
Evaluation through standard Admissions?
Yes
Minimum Graduate Credit Hours for Respecialization
73
Description of Respecialization Process
Respecialization students must apply to the graduate program, just as any other applicant would. Upon admission, the faculty would determine which courses the student could transfer and/or waive from the course sequence, if any. The student would be required to complete and/or meet all requirements of the program.
Culminating Documentation
Upon completion of requirements, the student would receive both a MS and an EdS degree and are eligible for certification in the state of Florida.
Special Notes
Transfer of courses not counted toward a previous degree from another regionally accredited graduate school is limited to six semester hours and transfer of courses not counted toward a previous degree within Florida State University is limited to twelve semester hours, except when the departmental course requirement exceeds the thirty-two hour University-wide minimum requirement. In the latter case, additional transfer credit may be allowed to the extent of the additional required hours. In all cases, the majority of credit must be earned through Florida State University or its official consortial institutions. All transfer credit must: l) be recommended by the major department; 2) be evaluated as graduate work by the evaluation section of the Office of Admissions of Florida State University; and 3) have been completed with grades of 3.0 ("B") or better. Forms for obtaining approval are available from OASIS, 2301 Stone Building or online at: http://www.coe.fsu.edu/Student-Academic-Services-OASIS/For-Graduates
Internship Settings

2022 / 2023

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Number of Interns10
Total completing internship entirely in school settings10
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 some (not all) required courses
  • Extracurricular Events (e.g., Town Halls, Institute Days)
  • Research Opportunities (e.g., Faculty-led PAR, CBPR)
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 some (not all) required courses
  • Extracurricular Events (e.g., Town Halls, Institute Days)
  • Research Opportunities
Student Outcome Data

2021 / 2022

Specialist
# of students completing program (including internship)10
Mean # of years to complete the program3
Median # of years to complete the program3
# of students who transferred to a School Psych Doctoral Program2
# of students that left the program prior to graduation1
# of graduates employed by schools10
# employed in settings other than schools0
# employed in a faculty position0
# entering other fields0
# continuing formal education0
# not employed or continuing education0