Michigan State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Licensed Audiologist
State Department Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
State Department Hyperlink http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_31491---,00.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis Series II test or the National Teacher's Exam in audiology, exact scores not specified.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Hearing Specialist Special Education Endorsement
State Department Michigan Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683_14795---,00.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must complete not less than 8 weeks of directed student teaching in the specific area of impairment. Not less than a 180-hour practicum in the specific area of impairment is required for each additional endorsement.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Michigan Test for Teacher Certification. Passing score=220 or higher
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Michigan alternate route to interim teacher certification: The program will provide eligible individuals an opportunity to complete an alternate route program for transitioning from a previous career and/or undergraduate or graduate degree program into teaching. *Required components: 1. Coursework/Content An alternate route program must be designed to include minimally, the equivalent of 12 semester credit hours that includes training in at least all of the following subject areas: 2. Child development or child psychology; Family and community relationships; Diverse learners; Instructional strategies; A form of field based experience in a classroom setting 2. Supervisor and Mentor/Coaching Support 3. All program participants must be supported by an assigned mentor/coach with expertise and teaching experience in the participant's proposed content endorsement area or a closely related subject. The mentor/coach will support the participant(s) through intensive observation and sustained feedback.

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Teacher Certification with Early Childhood ZS (General and Special Education) Endorsement
State Department Michigan Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683_14795---,00.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 8 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must complete a directed student teaching experience for a minimum of 12 weeks and a minimum of six semester credit hours.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Michigan Test for Teacher Certification. Passing score=220 or higher
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Michigan alternate route to interim teacher certification: The program will provide eligible individuals an opportunity to complete an alternate route program for transitioning from a previous career and/or undergraduate or graduate degree program into teaching. *Required components: 1. Coursework/Content An alternate route program must be designed to include minimally, the equivalent of 12 semester credit hours that includes training in at least all of the following subject areas: Child development or child psychology; Family and community relationships; Diverse learners; Instructional strategies; A form of field based experience in a classroom setting 2. Supervisor and Mentor/Coaching Support 3. All program participants must be supported by an assigned mentor/coach with expertise and teaching experience in the participant's proposed content endorsement area or a closely related subject. The mentor/coach will support the participant(s) through intensive observation and sustained feedback.

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Teacher Certification with Early Childhood ZS (General and Special Education) Endorsement
State Department Michigan Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683_14795---,00.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 8 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must complete not less than 8 weeks of directed student teaching in the specific area of impairment. Not less than a 180-hour practicum in the specific area of impairment is required for each additional endorsement.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Michigan Test for Teacher Certification. Passing score=220 or higher
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Michigan alternate route to interim teacher certification: The program will provide eligible individuals an opportunity to complete an alternate route program for transitioning from a previous career and/or undergraduate or graduate degree program into teaching. *Required components: 1. Coursework/Content An alternate route program must be designed to include minimally, the equivalent of 12 semester credit hours that includes training in at least all of the following subject areas: Child development or child psychology; Family and community relationships; Diverse learners; Instructional strategies; A form of field based experience in a classroom setting 2. Supervisor and Mentor/Coaching Support 3. All program participants must be supported by an assigned mentor/coach with expertise and teaching experience in the participant's proposed content endorsement area or a closely related subject. The mentor/coach will support the participant(s) through intensive observation and sustained feedback.

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
State Department Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
State Department Hyperlink http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27538---,00.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Must have a master's or higher graduate degree from an accredited college or university approved by the board and has completed all of the following graduate-level courses at an accredited college or university approved by the board: (A) Three courses in family studies that total at least 6 semester or 9 quarter hours. (B) Three courses in family therapy methodology that total at least 6 semester or 9 quarter hours. (C) Three courses in human development, personality theory, or psychopathology that total at least 6 semester or 9 quarter hours. (D) At least 2 semester or 3 quarter hours in ethics, law, and standards of professional practice. (E) At least 2 semester or 3 quarter hours in research.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must have a minimum of 300 direct client contact hours in supervised clinical marriage and family therapy experience, at least 1/2 of which were completed in a setting in which families, couples, or subsystems of families were physically present in the therapy room.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Must pass the National Examination in Marital and Family Therapy pass/fail

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Licensed Registered Nurse
State Department Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
State Department Hyperlink http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_63294_27529_27542---,00.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? NCLEX-RN Exam: pass/fail
Additional requirements specific for schools? Standard school nurse certificate. Rule 8. (1) A standard school nurse certificate may be issued, after July 1, 1975, upon request of the employing school district to an applicant who holds a currently valid Michigan license as a registered nurse and presents evidence of completion of the following requirements: (a) Two years of work experience in public health or school nursing practice. (b) Fifteen semester hours of work in areas of theoretical and practical knowledge as outlined in R 340.1165. (2) A standard school nurse certificate is valid for 3 years and may be renewed for 1 additional 3-year period upon recommendation of the employing school district if the holder has completed a total of 24 semester hours of course work outlined in R 340.1165. An additional 3 years' renewal may be given upon recommendation of the employing school district if the holder has completed a total of 36 semester hours of course work outlined in R 340.1165. (3) This rule is in effect as long as the applicant holds a currently valid Michigan license as a registered nurse. Source: http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/WebORRGSA/105_40_AdminCode.pdf

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Occupational Therapist
State Department Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
State Department Hyperlink http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27545---,00.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Certification Examination for occupational therapists, passing score not specified.

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Physical Therapist
State Department Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
State Department Hyperlink http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_63294_27529_27549---,00.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) & Michigan Jurisprudence Exam The passing score on the exam is 75% (19/25).

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Licensed Psychologist
State Department Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Michigan Board of Psychology
State Department Hyperlink http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27552---,00.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 2,000-hour internship was completed during the doctorate degree program. A fully licensed psychologist must supervise the internship. The supervisor must list the duties performed including assessment (testing), evaluation, and treatment and verify that the duties were performed in an organized health care setting. The applicant must meet individually and in person with the supervisor for at least 8 hours per month during the internship. The applicant is required to work at least 20 hours per week in the internship program.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) exam, passing score 500 for a full (doctoral) psychologist license
Additional requirements specific for schools? An individual who is a fully licensed psychologist by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) may be employed as a school psychologist according to R340.1799e of the Special Education Administrative Rules. SEA Credential: 1. Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate: Requires a minimum of 45 graduate semester hours (not including internship) in an approved program towards a school psychologist credential. Also requires at least a 600 hour internship with school-age students (of which at least 300 must be in a school setting under the supervision of a person holding a Michigan school psychologist credential). 2. School Psychologist Certificate: Requires a valid Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate and a specialist degree or equivalent in school psychology from an institution with an approved program. It also requires an additional minimum of 15 graduate semester hours in school psychology, including an internship, in addition to the 45 credit hours required for the preliminary certificate. In addition to the 600 clock hours required for the preliminary certificate, a minimum 600-clock-hour supervised internship is required with school-age pupils in an approved school psychologist program, 300 clock hours of which shall be in a school setting. The NCSP is accepted as a route to obtain this credential.

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist Certificate
State Department Michigan Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683_14795---,00.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Not specified
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework The candidate must have completed a minimum of a 45 graduate semester hours in an approved school psychologist program.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completed a supervised internship of not less than 600 hours under the supervision of a certified school psychologist.

Social Worker

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Bachelor's Social Worker
State Department Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
State Department Hyperlink http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_63294_27529_27554---,00.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Clinical exam (for the Clinical designation) or the Advanced Generalist exam (for the Macro designation), both given by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). A passing score is 75%.
Additional requirements specific for schools? A request for full approval as a school social worker may be initiated by the employer (LEA/PS/ISD/State Agency) for a candidate who has met the following training requirements: A master's degree from a graduate school of social work program approved by the Michigan State Board of Education. A minimum of a 500 clock hour supervised social work practicum. A previous recommendation for temporary approval from an approved Michigan university school of social work training program. Documentation from the employer of the satisfactorily completion of 1 year as a school social worker with direction from a fully approved school social worker.The one year (1.0 FTE) of successful experience as a school social worker must be gained while under temporary or continuing temporary approval as a school social worker. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/FASocialWorker_65839_7.pdf

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
State Department Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
State Department Hyperlink http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_63294_27529_53664---,00.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis Series II Test in Speech-Language Pathology with a passing score of 600
Additional requirements specific for schools? In Michigan, Speech-Language Pathologists in elementary or secondary schools must have a Master's Degree meet the standards for a teacher certification, and be qualified to work with handicapped children. Speech-Language Pathologists must decide while in school, if they will work in a clinical setting or in the schools. If working in the schools, they will need teacher certification. Must obtain Speech and Language Endorsement with Michigan teaching certification.

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Visual Impairment Special Education Endorsement
State Department Michigan Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_5683_14795---,00.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Must complete not less than 8 weeks of directed student teaching in the specific area of impairment. Not less than a 180-hour practicum in the specific area of impairment is required for each additional endorsement.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Michigan Test for Teacher Certification. Passing score=220 or higher
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Michigan alternate route to interim teacher certification: The program will provide eligible individuals an opportunity to complete an alternate route program for transitioning from a previous career and/or undergraduate or graduate degree program into teaching. *Required components: 1. Coursework/Content An alternate route program must be designed to include minimally, the equivalent of 12 semester credit hours that includes training in at least all of the following subject areas: Child development or child psychology; Family and community relationships; Diverse learners; Instructional strategies; A form of field based experience in a classroom setting 2. Supervisor and Mentor/Coaching Support 3. All program participants must be supported by an assigned mentor/coach with expertise and teaching experience in the participant's proposed content endorsement area or a closely related subject. The mentor/coach will support the participant(s) through intensive observation and sustained feedback.