School Psychology Accreditation
Kent State University’s School Psychology, Ph.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) through 2028. The Ph.D. and Ed.S. degree programs are also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
APA Accreditation Standards
APA accredits programs using the Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology (SoA) - which went into effect January 2017.
Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology (Doctoral Programs)
- Institutional and Program Context
- Aims, Competencies, Curriculum and Outcomes
- Communication Practices
NASP - which is a specialized professional association - conducts program reviews based on the NASP standards. NASP approval is part of the accreditation process for educator preparation programs. Kent State's educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by NCATE/CAEP since 1957.