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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.

SCECHs Pending for MASSW State Conference

Interested in attending the Human Trafficking presentation for school and health professions (Day 4 of the 2017 Annual MASSW State Conference on November 4th?  MASP is in the process of applying for SCECHs for this presentation. You can download and view the conference brochure here.  Attendance documentation forms will be available at the workshop to be commpleted in person.    

2017 School Psychology Awareness Week  November 13th - 17th

School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW) is November 13–17, 2017. The theme is Power Up! Be a Positive Charge. Our goal is to highlight how taking a small positive action creates connections that lead to positive change, builds greater successes and develops the academic and social–emotional skills students need to promote personal achievement, growth, and resilience, as well as a sense of belonging and well-being. Resources and messaging can be adapted to students and adults, different age groups, and multiple contexts. The program involves a series of resources and suggested activities to help school staff, students, and families understand the variety of factors that contribute to thriving students and school communities.

Resources can be found at:  http://www.nasponline.org/research-and-policy/advocacy-tools-and-resources/school-psychology-awareness-week-2017

Critical Shortage of School Psychologists

School psychologists are now on the state critical shortage list.  This means that if retirees meet certain requirements and follow the process, they will not be subject to the earnings limit in retirement.  Below are resources for additional information:
  • The phone number for the Michigan Office of Retirement Services: (800)381-5111. 
  • Memo (Earnings Limits Rules for Public School Employment if you retired on or after July 1, 2010)
  • Critical Shortage List 3-30-16

If you plan on utilizing this option, please make sure the following occurs:

  • The school district is paying the psychologist coded as a critical shortage position.
  • If the psychologist is working for a contract agency, be sure that they are familiar with this information.
  • Check the Critical Shortage List regularly because it is updated by Michigan Department of Education each year.



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#.

 

Upcoming events

11/09/2017 8:00 AM • Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest (Ypsilanti)
03/16/2018 • Banquet and Conference Center (Dewitt, Mi)

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.  


Looking for a job or internship?

Visit the Jobs section of the Forums to see current open positions.   If you are a member and have reliable information about a posting, you can post it in the Jobs Forum; if you are not a member, you can either join and enjoy this benefit immediately, or ask a colleague who is a member to forward the request for posting to the webmaster.


Member's Only Section

When you log into the website you will have open access to the Member's Only section, including digital copies of previous newsletters and the membership directory. This page will only be visible for members who log in at the top of the page. 

Information:

  • 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.

  • Newsletters are now digital and have been sent to you through email. If you haven’t received your copy, please make sure we have your correct email listed in the membership profile on this website. You can access a copy of the digital newsletter in the Members Only section of the site.  Once you log in, the Members Only site will be listed in the menu.                         


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