Mich. Admin. Code R. 380.204 - Preliminary school psychologist certificate; applicant trained in Michigan approved school psychologist preparation program

Current through Vol. 22-05, April 1, 2022

Rule 4.

(1) An applicant for a preliminary school psychologist certificate trained in a Michigan approved school psychologist preparation program shall satisfy both of the following requirements:
(a) Completion of a minimum of 45 graduate semester credit hours in a Michigan approved school psychologist preparation program.
(b) Completion of not less than a 600-clock-hour supervised, field-based practicum with students in an approved school psychologist preparation program, a minimum of 300 clock hours of which must be in a school setting under the supervision of an individual who holds a valid school psychologist certificate. The practicum must begin no earlier than the second year in a school psychologist preparation program and must involve integration and performance in the full range of school psychology roles as defined in R 380.203. The practicum must be a culminating experience during which an individual applies skills learned in coursework and practice contexts. Completion of the 600 hours must prepare the individual to practice the full range of school psychology functions. The 45 semester credit hours required in subdivision (a) of this subrule do not include the clock hours required under this subdivision.
(2) A Michigan institution that has an approved school psychologist preparation program shall recommend to the department the issuance of a preliminary school psychologist certificate. The institution shall not make a recommendation to issue a preliminary school psychologist certificate until the applicant has completed the requirements set forth in this rule and the applicant has applied for certification. The superintendent of public instruction may issue a certificate based on the recommendation of the Michigan institution.
(3) A preliminary school psychologist certificate expires 3 years from June 30 of the calendar year of issuance.
(4) An individual employed under a preliminary school psychologist certificate shall have a minimum of 2 hours per week of local supervision provided by an individual who holds a valid school psychologist certificate and has a minimum of 3 years of experience as a school psychologist.
(5) A holder of a preliminary school psychologist certificate and an employer shall be familiar with the specific requirements of the preliminary school psychologist certificate.
(6) Subject to subrule (7) of this rule, the superintendent of public instruction may renew a preliminary school psychologist certificate for one 3-year period upon the holders completion of not less than 6 semester credit hours in an approved school psychologist preparation program. Completion of the 6 semester credit hours must be after issuance of the preliminary school psychologist certificate.
(7) The superintendent of public instruction may renew a preliminary school psychologist certificate issued under this rule for one 3-year period if the individual holds a valid out-of-state school psychologist certificate. The requirements of subrule (6) of this rule do not apply to renewal under this subrule.

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Mich. Admin. Code R. 380.204
1992 AACS; 2006 AACS; 2017 AACS; 2019 MR 4, Eff. 2/27/2019

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