13A.12.03.08

.08 School Psychologist.

A. Definition. "School psychologist" means an individual who is certified to provide psychological services to children in a public or State-approved nonpublic school setting. The school psychologist supervises interns and psychometrists.

B. Education. The education requirements for certification as a school psychologist are that the applicant shall meet one of the following:

(1) Option I:

(a) Submit a masterís or higher degree in school psychology from a State-approved program; and

(b) Qualifying scores on the State-approved test for school psychologist.

(2) Option II:

(a) Submit a masterís or higher degree and complete a State-approved program in school psychology, culminating a minimum of a 1,200-hour internship in school psychology; and

(b) Submit qualifying scores on the State-approved test for school psychologist.

(3) Option III: Submit a valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist certificate issued by the National School Psychology Certification Board.

(4) Option IV:

(a) Submit a masterís or higher degree from an IHE; and

(b) Submit a valid professional certificate in school psychology from another state and verification of at least 27 months of satisfactory performance as a school psychologist during the past 7 years on the basis of which application is being made for a comparable Maryland certificate.