About Our Program
The School Psychology Program at UTC is an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree that is designed to produce graduates who demonstrate proficient skills for working within a comprehensive and integrated service model as recommended by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
Graduates are prepared to utilize commonly accepted best practices in their work as school psychologists and to provide leadership in the field to schools and other organizations serving children and youth and their families as well as educators within various systems.
Successful completers of the NASP approved School Psychology Program are eligible to apply for licensure to practice in educational settings through state departments of education throughout the US, and are also eligible to apply for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential through NASP. In the state of Tennessee, graduates are also eligible to apply for the Licensed Psychological Assistant credential through the Health Related Board of Examiners that allows for practice in non-school settings under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist.
- NASP approved;
- 66 credit hour Program consisting of a combination of face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online courses
- All face-to face coursework is offered in the evenings
- Previously completed graduate level work may be considered for potential course waivers to lower required hours for students applying with a Master’s degree and/or graduate work
- Full-time and part-time students are welcome
- 97% graduation rate over more than three decades
- 100% employment rate for recent Program graduates;
- 12:1 student:faculty ratio consistent with NASP training Program requirements
- Student cohort model that allows for supportive student relationships
- Housed within the School of Professional Studies within the College of Education that is CAEP Accredited and part of the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies