Depending on state licensing requirements, school psychologists must earn an educational specialist degree, doctoral degree or a master's degree in school psychology to administer help and guidance to minors. After fulfilling all educational requirements, school psychologists must pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology to earn a license.Continue Reading
Complete a bachelor's degree program in psychology, English, sociology, biology or other discipline to gain acceptance into a specialist, doctoral or master's degree program. Students with previous coursework in psychology may advance faster than those who study an unrelated discipline.
Complete coursework in an advanced degree program to qualify for a psychology license. Educational specialist degrees require at least 60 graduate level semester hours. This degree program also require students to complete a 1,200-hour internship. Doctoral and master's degree programs in school psychology include training in both education and psychology.
Contact the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Licensing Boards to determine specific state licensing requirements. Continued education may be necessary to maintain a license. After receiving a license, create a resume that includes educational and work experiences to apply for open positions in public and private schools.