School Psychologists are professionals trained to work with preschoolers, children, and adolescents, and their teachers and families. They work with all school personnel to help make education for students a positive and rewarding experience. The training requirements to become a school psychologist are a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours plus a year-long internship. Training emphasizes preparation in mental health, child development, learning 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 also may be nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB).