National Association of School Psychologists
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, many 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. Some employing school districts also offer additional benefits for applicants who hold the NCSP credential.
For more information about the NCSP, go to the NASP website.
The program requires students to demonstrate an understanding of the foundations for all services provided by school psychologists as identified by NASP (2010):