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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Eastern Washington University

Updated: 02/16/2022

Eastern Washington University
135 Martin Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

Program Director: Jamie Chaffin


Program Website:

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full)
    Approved by the State Department of Education
    Graduation Credit Hours: 107
    Accessible to Working Professionals
    Offers at least 50% of instruction via distance education
Financial Support
Number of interns who received stipends29
Many of our students receive fully paid internships; some receive stipends. We assist them in negotiating this with their districts.
Student Enrollment Data

2021 / 2022

Total Enrollment (including interns)109
# of First Year Students47
# of Male Students11
# of Minority Students*16
# of interns during the academic year34
# of accepted students for 2021 / 202249
# of applicants for 2021 / 2022256
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Jamie Chaffinjchaffin@ewu.edu100 %
Susan Rubysruby@ewu.edu100 %
Elizabeth Willisewillis3@ewu.edu100 %
Briley Proctorbproctor1@ewu.edu100 %
Sara Kayneskayne@ewu.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 Praxis36
Percent Qualifying for the NCSP
(Score of 147)
Minimum Score139
Maximum Score185
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.


Formal Option for Respecialization?
Minimum Graduate Credit Hours for Respecialization
Description of Respecialization Process
We do not respecialize but offer a degree through a highly flexible program that meets the needs of working professionals.
Culminating Documentation
Ed.S. Degree
Special Notes
We do not have interns this year, as we did not accept students in 2018-2019. Next year we will have a full program in a hybrid model.
Internship Settings

2021 / 2022

Total Number of Interns340
Total completing internship entirely in school settings340
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)23
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 graduation5
# of graduates employed by schools23
# employed in settings other than schools0
# employed in a faculty position0
# entering other fields0
# continuing formal education0
# not employed or continuing education0