Requires a master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of 60-semester hour graduate credits with specific course distributions, 300 practicum hours, and externship of 1200 clock hours (a minimum 600 of which must be completed in a school setting with school-age children, the remaining 600 hours may be completed in a school or clinical setting or may be completed under an emergency certificate while concurrently participating in an approved school psychology program). Supervisors of externs in school settings must hold a standard New Jersey or out-of-state school psychologist certificate; OR possess NCSP.
Persons who completed a master's or higher degree in clinical psychology from a regionally accredited college or university and can present official documentation of 600 clock hours of experience as a psychologist working with children in a clinical setting may meet the school psychology externship and practicum requirements by completing a 900 clock hour school psychology externship in a New Jersey school, with school age children, under a New Jersey emergency certificate.
The NJ Department of Education will issue a standard New Jersey school psychologist certificate to holders of a currently valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) license. Interested in becoming a Nationally Certified School Psychologist? Check out the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) website for http://www.nasponline.org/certification/index.aspx