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Requires graduation from a NASP-approved program or the NCSP credential.
Full: Graduated from a NASP-approved program or hold the NCSP credential.
Temporary Limited Full-Time: Requires a Master's degree in school psychology and is granted on a temporary basis. May be renewed up to 3 times if the employing district is unable to locate a fully licensed school psychologist. The rules for the Limited Full-Time license will end June 30, 2018.
Limited Intern: Permits a person to serve as an intern under the direct supervision of a school psychologist for the equivalent of no more than one school year while completing a preparation program leading to Board of Teaching licensure. The license may be renewed once, upon application, if the intern must complete the equivalent of one school year of internship experience during the following school year. The rules for the Limited Intern option will end June 30, 2018.
Continuing Education Requirements:
Renewal occurs every 5 years and requires 125 hours of continuing professional development. School Psychologists who hold NCSP certification are granted a clock-hour exemption, as approved by a Board of Teaching Resolution. More information can be found in the "License Renewal Instructions and Registration Guide."
Scope of Practice:
Scope of practice is defined in the Minnesota Administrative Rules. School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools (K-12), early childhood and pre-K settings, and private and charter schools. The SEA credential also allows one to provide contract services in schools. The SEA credential does not allow for private practice outside the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Minnesota Board of Psychology.
SEA website: http://education.state.mn.us/index.html
Mary Hunt, Related Services Specialist
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN, 55113
SEA documents: Guidelines for Certification and Supervision of School Psychologists https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=8710.6200
Psychology board website: http://www.psychologyboard.state.mn.us/