Date: July 17, 2008
Andrews University School Psychology Program Receives NASP Accreditation
50% Tuition Reduction for Students Entering the Program
The Andrews University School of Education’s school psychology program has received the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Full Approval (National Recognition) for five years beginning January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2013. In celebration of this achievement, the School of Education is offering a 50% reduction in tuition for students entering the Ed.S. program for the 2008–09 school year.
The accreditation confirmation letter from the NASP stated, “On behalf of the Program Approval Board and the National Association of School Psychologists, I wish to congratulate you and your colleagues on your efforts to develop a strong program.” Andrews received initial two-year NASP accreditation approval status in 2003 following a lengthy written submission and peer site visit. Since then the department has worked hard to achieve this current full five-year approval status.
Jim Jeffery, dean of the School of Education, commended the professors and support staff in the Education & Counseling Psychology department who “worked tirelessly on the report that was submitted to NASP.”
The Andrews University school psychology program is one of only four NASP fully accredited programs in Michigan. There are nearly 40 students in this three-year Ed.S. professional degree program.
The tuition reduction will cover the span of the Ed.S. program or three years. Once accepted, the requirements to continue the 50% reduction are the following: full-time enrollment (9–12 credits per semester) in the Ed.S. school psychology program; a 3.2 GPA in the program; and maintaining the status of a student in good and regular standing.
According to the NASP, a graduate of a NASP-approved program is automatically eligible to become a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) pending documentation of an internship consistent with NASP standards and attainment of a passing score on the national school psychology examination.
School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents and other professionals to create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.
For more information on the Ed.S. program, please contact the department directly at 471-3473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.