Date of Award


Degree Name

School Psychology


Graduate School of Education and Professional Development

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Elizabeth Boyles

Second Advisor

Stephen O’Keefe

Third Advisor

Susan Canterbury


The current study examined the School Psychology Practicum III Summer Enrichment Program at Marshall University Graduate College. This study investigated the expectation levels and perceptions in relation to the course goals and program objectives. The method of data collection included a questionnaire developed from the Practicum III goals and objectives. The questionnaire was designed to collect both qualitative and quantitative data. The close-ended data were analyzed by descriptive statistical measures for descriptives, frequencies, crosstabulation and correlations. Data were interpreted using a frequency analysis and the Pearson correlation coefficient (r). Results indicated a positive correlation between the students' expectations of the Practicum III summer program and the course goals and program objectives. Recommendations were made for program improvement, gathered from the students' open-ended responses, and issues and concerns were presented.


School psychology - Study and teaching.