Mich. Admin. Code R. 380.206 - School psychologist certificate

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

Rule 6.

(1) Subject to subrules (3) and (4) of this rule, an applicant for a school psychologist certificate shall meet all of the following requirements:
(a) Hold a Michigan preliminary school psychologist certificate.
(b) Possess a specialist-level degree or its equivalent in school psychology with a minimum of 60 semester credit hours in school psychology from an institution with an approved school psychologist preparation program.
(c) Complete not less than a 1,200-clock-hour internship with students in an approved school psychologist preparation program, a minimum of 600 clock hours of which must be in a school setting under the supervision of an individual who holds a valid school psychologist certificate. Supervision must be for a minimum of 2 hours per week.
(2) Subject to subrules (3) and (4) of this rule, a Michigan institution that has an approved school psychologist preparation program shall recommend to the department the issuance of a school psychologist certificate. The institution shall not make the recommendation to issue a school psychologist certificate until the applicant has completed the requirements of this rule and applied for certification. The superintendent of public instruction may issue a certificate based on the recommendation of the institution.
(3) Upon application, the superintendent of public instruction may issue a school psychologist certificate to an individual who holds a valid out-of-state school psychologist certificate and has satisfied the requirements of subrule (1)(b) of this rule in an out-of-state approved school psychologist preparation program and the requirements of subrule (1)(c) of this rule. Subrules (1)(a) and (2) of this rule do not apply to an individual described in this subrule.
(4) Upon application, the superintendent of public instruction may issue a school psychologist certificate to an individual who is a nationally certified school psychologist and has satisfied the requirements of subrule (1)(b) and (c) of this rule. Subrules (1)(a) and (2) of this rule do not apply to an individual described in this subrule.
(5) A school psychologist certificate expires 5 years from June 30 of the calendar year of issuance.
(6) A holder of a school psychologist certificate and an employer shall be familiar with the specific requirements of the school psychologist certificate.
(7) The superintendent of public instruction may renew a school psychologist certificate every 5 years upon application to the department and completion, since the issuance of the most recent school psychologist certificate or renewal, of any combination of education-related professional learning hours, as defined in R 380.201, totaling 150 hours.
(8) Holding a valid Michigan professional teaching certificate or valid national certification as a school psychologist at the time of the renewal application satisfies the professional learning requirement of subrule (7) of this rule.
(9) An individual who holds an expired Michigan school psychologist certificate and a valid out-of-state school psychologist certificate is eligible, upon application to the department, for a 1-time 5-year renewal of the Michigan school psychologist certificate. The requirements of subrule (7) of this rule do not apply to a 1-time renewal under this subrule.

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Mich. Admin. Code R. 380.206
1992 AACS; 2006 AACS; 2017 AACS; 2019 AACS; 2020 MR 19, Eff. 10/15/2020

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