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: 01/10/2022

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

Program Director: Kathleen Krach


Program Website:

* 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
Financial Support
Number of interns who received stipends10
Student Enrollment Data

2021 / 2022

Total Enrollment (including interns)35
# of First Year Students12
# of Male Students3
# of Minority Students*11
# of interns during the academic year13
# of accepted students for 2021 / 202226
# of applicants for 2021 / 2022105
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Garret Hallgjhall@fsu.edu100 %
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.

01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021

# of Students Taking Praxis20
Percent Qualifying for the NCSP
(Score of 147)
Minimum Score156
Maximum Score182
Median Score170
Mean Score170
* 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
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:
Internship Settings

2021 / 2022

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

# of students completing program (including internship)8
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 graduation2
# of graduates employed by schools8
# employed in settings other than schools0
# employed in a faculty position0
# entering other fields0
# continuing formal education0
# not employed or continuing education0