Jones County School System

Announcement

What is a School Psychologist?

School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. We have specialized training in both education and mental health. Our goal is to collaborate with parents, school staff, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments so that all students can learn.

Where do School Psychologists Work in Our District?

School psychologists in our district are assigned to multiple schools. We work very closely with teachers, school RtI coordinators, school counselors, and other staff to coordinate services. This can be in the context of an IEP team or general education support team.


What are School Psychologists Training and Credentialing?

School psychologists must complete a minimum of a Specialist-level degree program (60 graduate semester credits) that includes a 1200-hour internship. Some school psychologists have a doctoral degree. School psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which we work. They also may be nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB), which is administered by the National Association of School Psychologists.