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MASP is the only Michigan organization that represents school psychologists at the state and local level and conducts important activities on your behalf.  Through professional development, advocacy, governance, and publications the board at MASP works hard to represent school psychologists throughout the state of Michigan.   

                         MASP Position on Child Migrant Separations

The Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP) endorses the position that child migrant separations from their parents at the southern border of the United States must cease and that separated families must be reunited expeditiously in order to minimize the risk of trauma reactions among vulnerable children. The rationale for this position is adopted from the statement authored by the National Association of School Psychology (NASP):  NASP Statement on Separating Children From Their Families

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  Critical Shortage of School Psychologists

The Critical Shortage Law was set to expire on July 1st, 2018, which allowed under certain circumstances  for school psychologists to continue to work after retirement.  MASP is fully aware of shortages many districts face throughout the state as well as the larger caseloads most of us carry, which are above the national recommended levels.  MASP lobbied for a renewal of this law.   On April 26, 2018 it was voted on and passed, and then approved by the governor on 5/10/18 for immediate effect. Thanks to the members of the MASP Board who continue to follow this issue and gathered this information for us!! Please read the following for more information.   

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    Important message regarding continuing education credits

    Due to updates being made by the Michigan Department of Education, all registrants who have a certificate/license issued by MDE MUST provide their PIC# on the SCECH Registration Form at any conference in order for credits to be properly awarded. This document contains more detailed information, and it also includes directions for locating your PIC#.

    MDE also allows you to renew your MI certification by maintaining the NCSP certification. When renewing this way, you do not need to accumulate the 150 SCECHs in the five year period.  Click here for more information on renewal requirements.

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    District PD is now accepted for certificate renewal

    Office of Professional Preparation (OPPS) announced that school psychologists may use District Provided Professional Preparation Development (DPPD) to renew and advance their professional certificate as of May 14th, 2015.  The employing district provides verification that the DPPD meets the criteria for recertification.  Learn how to document your DPPD for credit by following the links in this document.  

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    • There is a need for MASP members to consider volunteer service on the MASP board. There are key positions that are open to support your fellow School Psychologists state wide. Please contact any board member for more information and to ask any questions you might have. Emails are listed below.

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