PA093: Diversifying the Pipeline: Persistence Strategies for Graduate Students of Color

Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:00 PM–12:50 PM


This presentation provides strategies for successfully navigating school psychology programs. By the conclusion, participants should gain an understanding of (a) the graduate education socialization process; (b) common barriers to completing graduate degrees; and (c) strategies for negotiating the academic, social, and political demands of school psychology graduate education. Barriers and facilitators unique to school psychology graduate students of color will be highlighted. A potential benefit includes retaining students of color in school psychology programs.


Sherrie L. Proctor, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY; Tamanna A. Harque, Loyola University , Chicago, IL; Tiffany J. Muse, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; Nelly J. Rivera, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA