Education Specialist (Ed.S.): School Psychology
The Program For The School Psychology Specialty is designed to produce graduates who meet requirements for licensure in school psychology from the Tennessee Department of Education. We are prepared to utilize commonly accepted "best practices" in our work as school psychologists, and are prepared to provide leadership in our field to schools and other organizations serving children and adolescents. Within the southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia area, 75%-80% of the currently practicing school psychologists are UTC graduates.
- 100% of our 2015 graduates are employed in school psychology or pursing higher education.
- 100% of our 2015 graduates passed the Praxis at the NCSP level.
100 % of 2015 graduates have or will be seeking the addition of the National Certification of School Psychologists (NCSP) credential.
Two 2014 graduates presented at the 2015 NASP Convention in Orlando, Florida.
- One recent graduate is working towards a Doctoral degree in Education
- Our graduates are employed in Tennessee, Georgia, Colorado, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, and South Carolina.
100% of 2015 graduates successfully completed the Capstone research Project during their Internship year. Research impacting schools included projects focused on topics such as the following:
- Development of evidence based instructional goals for students with autism;
- Outcomes from implementation of RTI for a first grade classroom in an urban school setting;
- Examination of barriers to implementation of RTI in a rural school district; and
- Identification of teacher perceptions regarding a tiered intervention approach
What is a School Psychologist?
Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy
The UTC School Psychology Program adheres 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.