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).
Who are School Psychologists and What Do They Do?