Making the Transition from Practitioner to Academic

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According to recent literature, the field of school psychology is facing a major shortage of trainers at present and in the near future. Although this is not a new issue facing the field, faculty retirements are increasing, and fewer doctoral candidates in school psychology are choosing an academic path for their careers, resulting in many faculty openings going unfilled. With the obvious need for more trainers in school psychology, there is certainly opportunity for the early-, mid-, or late-career doctoral-level school psychologist in practice to make the transition into an academic career. This article provides information that should help individuals considering such a career move to prepare for a successful transition.