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Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential
Professional Educator Certificate: Requires completion of a Master's Level (for Class A) or EdS Level (for Class AA); a passing score on the Praxis II; and the most current Alabama Educator Certification Assessment Program (AECAP). Two years of teaching experience may be required.
An individual who holds the NCSP may meet requirements for Alabama certification.
No emergency credentials are offered for school psychologists.
Continuing Education Requirements:
Professional educator certificates may be continued with verification of one of the following every 5 years:
- 3 full years of full-time satisfactory educational experience and 50 clock hours of professional development
- 3 full years of full-time satisfactory educational experience and 3 graduate semester hours
- 50 clock hours of professional development and 3 graduate semester hours
- 6 graduate semester hours
These pre-qualifications must be completed by June 30 of the qualifying year.
Additionally, the following activities are are accepted if verified by the employer as allowable professional development. For certificate continuation, no more than 10 clock hours of each of the following activities may be counted as allowable professional development: a. Travel b. Journals/publications c. Auditing of courses d. Presentations e. Supervising of student interns.
Scope of Practice:
School psychologists holding the SEA credential can provide services in public schools. The SEA credential does not allow for practice in any other arena other than the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology.
Dr. Jayne A. Meyer
TeacherEducation and Certification
SEA website: https://www.alabamaachieves.org/
Psychology board website: http://www.psychology.state.al.us/