Department of Psychology at Illinois State University

 

Important Deadlines

Specialist trainees are responsible for reviewing and following the current Specialist Policies and Procedures and the Forms Manual. See the Specialist Program's Forms and Manual website to download the forms that are identified in the Specialist Policies and Procedures. The yearly designations are offered as a suggested guide; specific dates are required deadlines.

First Year

FALL Semester

  • Before the start of the fall semester, complete a physical examination and a criminal background check that may require fingerprinting; submit the results to the program coordinator
  • By September 1, complete and submit the First Year Fieldwork/Practicum Agreement to the program coordinator
  • By September 1, complete and submit the Graduate Assistant Health Insurance Certification form to the Graduate Programs Office
  • By September 1, complete and submit the Professional Practice Insurance Coverage form and Professional Practice Health Insurance Certification for to the Graduate Programs Office
  • By September 15, complete and submit the Applied Research Experience in School Psychology form to the program coordinator (if not completing a master's thesis)
  • By October 31, complete the Illinois Ethics Online Training (mandatory for graduate assistants)

SPRING Semester

  • By January 31, complete and submit the Graduate Assistant Health Insurance Certification form to the Graduate Programs Office
  • By January 31, complete and submit the Professional Practice Insurance Coverage form and Professional Practice Health Insurance Certification form to the Graduate Programs Office
  • During the spring semester,register for the University Research Symposium and present a poster reflecting your research results (if not completing a master's thesis)
  • By April 15, complete and submit the Specialist Program Annual Feedback form to the Graduate Programs Office

SUMMER Semester

  • By August 15, complete the Illinois State Board of Education's Test of Academic Proficiency or submit official ACT or SAT scores

Second Year

FALL Semester

  • By September 1, complete and submit the PSY 436.04 Psychoeducational Practicum Contract to the program coordinator
  • By September 1, complete and submit the Graduate Assistant Health Insurance Certification form to the Graduate Programs Office
  • By September 1, complete and submit the Professional Practice Insurance Coverage form and the Professional Practice Health Insurance Certification form to the Graduate Programs Office
  • By October 31, complete the Illinois Ethics Online Training (mandatory for graduate assistants)

SPRING Semester

  • By January 31, complete and submit the Graduate Assistant Health Insurance Certification form to the Graduate Programs Office
  • By January 31, complete and submit the Professional Practice Insurance Coverage form and the Professional Practice Health Insurance Certification form to the Graduate Programs Office
  • By January 31, complete and submit the Illinois State Board of Education’s Notification of School Service Personnel Intern Eligibility Status form to the Lauby Teacher Education Center (56 DeGarmo Hall)
  • By February 15 or sooner, obtain approval of your thesis proposal from your Thesis Committee (if not completing the applied research experience)
  • By April 15, complete and submit the Specialist Program Annual Feedback form to the Graduate Programs Office

SUMMER Semester

  • By August 15, complete the Illinois State Board of Education's School Psychology Content Area Test

Third Year (internship)

FALL Semester

  • By September 1, complete and submit the Specialist Internship Agreement to the program coordinator
  • By September 1, complete and submit the Specialist Internship Evaluation to the University Internship supervisor
  • By September 1, complete and submit the Professional Practice Insurance Coverage form and Professional Practice Health Insurance Certification form to the Graduate Programs Office
  • By December 1, complete and submit the Intent to File for Certification form to the Lauby Teacher Education Center (56 DeGarmo Hall)
  • By December 1, update and submit the Specialist Internship Evaluation with the mid-year evaluation to the University internship supervisor
  • By December 1, complete the ISBE Content Test in School Psychology
  • By December 1, complete and submit the Specialist Degree Audit to the program coordinator

SPRING Semester

  • By January 31, complete and submit the Professional Practice Insurance Coverage form and the Professional Practice Health Insurance Certification form to the Graduate Programs Office
  • After April 1, take and pass the Praxis II Exam in School Psychology
  • By April 15, complete and submit the Specialist Program Annual Feedback form to the Graduate Programs Office
  • By May 1, update and submit the Specialist Internship Evaluation with the summative evaluation to the University internship supervisor
  • By May 1, submit a copy of the Praxis II Exam report to the program coordinator