School Psychology Trainer Shortage in the USA: Current Status and Projections for the Future
Academic school psychologists, Faculty recruitment, Faculty shortages, Higher education, School psychologists, School psychology
School Psychology International
This study documents the number of school psychology faculty openings, reasons for resignations and the outcome of faculty searches in the United States for three consecutive academic years beginning in 2004. School psychology program training directors in the United States were surveyed about program faculty needs, including resignations and the outcome of faculty searches. Ninety-four program directors reported 136 openings and 79 percent of the program directors indicated one or more openings in the three most recent academic years. Results indicate an increasing number of openings left unfilled each year with more than one in four of the positions going unfilled. Data concerning resignations, professionals leaving academia, new positions, previously unfilled positions and age of the current faculty suggest a need to hire at least 36 faculty per year for the 94 programs represented, with increasing numbers of openings in the next decade due to retirements. Directors reported a small percentage of 2006ĝ€"2007 doctoral level interns were seeking academic positions. Program directors reported concerns and ideas about success in recruitment and retention of school psychology faculty. Implications of the faculty shortage on the profession are discussed. Copyright © 2009 Sage Publications.
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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Clopton, Kerri L. and Haselhuhn, Charlotte W., "School Psychology Trainer Shortage in the USA: Current Status and Projections for the Future" (2009). Faculty Publications. 2292.