We are a NASP approved program!
The School Psychology program at UTC has full approval status from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Program Approval Review Board. A notification letter stated that the UTC program met all of the standards of the Program Approval Review Board and congratulated the University for its "efforts to develop a strong program."
Graduates of approved programs who achieve a satisfactory score on the Praxis examination in School Psychology are able to expedite the process in applying to become a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). This provides an advantage for graduates as they seek certification to practice in schools across the country.
Currently, 30 state departments of education across the United States recognize the Nationally Certified School Psychologist designation as an indication of quality training and ease the process of attaining certification for those holding this designation.
Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy
The UTC School Psychology Program adhears to the ethical standards laid out by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The following is the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity policy UTC School Psychology Program follows:
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and the promotion of equal opportunity, fairness, justice, and respect for all persons. NASP works to ensure that the association, graduate education programs, and settings in which school psychologists work are safe and welcoming and provide equal opportunity to all persons regardless of actual or perceived characteristics, including race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, immigration status, socioeconomic status, language, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, cognitive capabilities, social–emotional skills, developmental level, chronic illness, or any other personal identity or distinguishing characteristic. Discrimination is defined as acting toward people in a manner that results in adverse impact because they share similar characteristics or because they are from specific groups.