A brief survey of criteria used by employers hiring educational psychologists

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Questionnaires were sent to departments offering educational psychology degrees and to a sample of members of American Psychological Association Division 15 to examine a variety of data on the criteria and qualifications used by employers of educational psychologists. Data analysis, based on 163 returned questionnaires, indicated that the candidate's specialty content area, possession of a doctoral degree, publications, evidence of teaching excellence, and recommendations were most important in initial screening and that the candidate's performance in demonstrating knowledge of content, personal style, and response to questions during the interview process were most important in the final hiring decision. A series of conclusions and recommendations to those involved in the job market are offered. (5 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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