School Psychological Examiner Certificate - Missouri Baptist University
Program Level
  • Certificate
Degrees Offered

Certificate in School Psychological Examiner

  • Traditional
  • College of Education
  • School of Counseling

The School Psychological Examiner Certification program is designed for counselors and educators who are involved in individual diagnostic assessment within a school setting. In order to be eligible for the School Psychological Examiner, the candidate must hold a valid Missouri professional teaching certificate or student services certificate of license to teach as an elementary or secondary school counselor. Completion of a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, or Education is a requirement for this student services certification. Candidates must complete a minimum of 18 hours of the state certification requirements at MBU in order to be eligible to earn this graduate certificate from MBU. Candidates must apply to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education separately upon completion of all course requirements in order to be certified as a School Psychological Examiner in Missouri.

The certification may also be completed in conjunction with the Master of Arts in Teaching degree for those who do not already hold a master’s degree or are interested in earning a second master’s degree instead of a graduate certificate. 

The program consists of 30 hours of graduate courses including a 150-hour Psychological Examiner Internship (EDPS 583). Students must have completed the course EDPS 453/553, or its equivalent, prior to entering the program. MBU students who have completed the Master of Arts degree in School Counseling program will be able to count SCED 5153SCED 5223, and SCED 5263 toward completion of the program. MBU students who have completed the Master of Arts in School Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program will be able to count COUN 5153COUN 5203COUN 5223COUN 5263 toward completion of the program. Non-teacher graduates of either program will also be able to count EDSP 533 toward completion of the program. Students seeking Psychological Examiner Certification must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 in their coursework. 

Candidates must already hold a master’s degree in counseling psychology, educational psychology, school counseling, or education and must be certified as a teacher or school counselor to be admitted into this program.

Visit the MBU Graduate Bulletin to learn more.