School Psychology Program Information

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Eastern University

Updated: 02/06/2024

1300 Eagle Road
Wayne, PA 19087

Program Director: Catherine Kunsch


Program Website:

* We are a Specialist level program which also prepares students for LPC. We offer re-specialization for individuals who already have a masters in a closely related field. Students have full-time, part-time, and spring start options. Instructional modality is varied, with 12 courses (of 21) taught fully online.

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full)
    Approved by the State Department of Education
    Graduation Credit Hours: 63
    Accessible to Working Professionals
    Does not offer at least 50% of instruction via distance education
  • Post-Master's Certificate
Financial Support


Do students in your program have access to an assistantship/traineeship?Yes
Total number of students receiving an assistantship/traineeship5
Minimum hours per semester150.0
Minimum stipend/salary per week$165
Minimum tuition waiver (%)50%

Hourly Work

Do students in your program have access to hourly work?No


Number of interns who received stipends11
Median Stipend / Pay per year$20000

Additional Information

Student Enrollment Data

2023 / 2024

Total Enrollment (including interns)51
# of First Year Students20
# of Male Students5
# of Minority Students*18
# of interns during the academic year15
# of accepted students for 2023 / 202427
# of applicants for 2023 / 202440
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Cathy Kunschckunsch@eastern.edu100 %
Susan Edgar-Smithsedgarsm@eastern.edu100 %
Nicole Wiggsnicole.wiggs@eastern.edu100 %
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
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
Transcripts, interview, spontaneous writing sample or GREs, 2 recommendations, GPA above 3.0 with no grades below B, resume
Culminating Documentation
Recommendation for school psych credential to the PA Department of Education
Internship Settings

2023 / 2024

Total Number of Interns15
Total completing internship entirely in school settings15
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
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.
  • Inclusion across some (not all) required courses
Student Outcome Data

2021 / 2022

# of students completing program (including internship)15
Mean # of years to complete the program3.53
Median # of years to complete the program3.5
# of students who transferred to a School Psych Doctoral Program0
# of students that left the program prior to graduation3
# of graduates employed by schools14
# employed in settings other than schools1
# employed in a faculty position0
# entering other fields0