School Psychologist/Educational Specialist
340 4107School Psychologist/Educational Specialists have specialized training in both psychology and education. They use their training and skills to team with educators, parents, and other mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment. School psychologists understand school systems, effective teaching, and successful learning, Today's' children face more challenges than ever before. School psychologists can provide solutions for tomorrow's problems through thoughtful and positive actions today.
The training requirements to become a school psychologist are a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours including a year long internship. This training emphasizes preparation in mental health, child development, school organization, learning, behavior, and motivation. To work as a school psychologist, one must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which services are provided. School psychologists may also be nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB)School Psychologists tailor their services to the particular needs of each child and each situation. School psychologists use many different approaches, but most provide these core services: consultation, assessment, intervention, prevention, education, research, and planning.