To receive a license in a pupil services category, an applicant shall complete and approved program and demonstrate proficient performance in the knowledge, skills and dispositions under all of the pupil services standards.
The seven pupil services standards for pupil services professional development and licensure are:
- The pupil services professional understands the Ten Teacher Standards.
- The pupil services professional understands the complexities of learning and knowledge of comprehensive, coordinated practice strategies that support pupil learning, health, safety and development.
- The pupil services professional has the ability to use research, research methods and knowledge about issues and trends to improve practice in schools and classrooms.
- The pupil services professional understands and represents professional ethics and social behaviors appropriate for school and community.
- The pupil services professional understands the organization, development, management and content of collaborative and mutually supportive pupil services programs within educational settings.
- The pupil services professional is able to address comprehensively the wide range of social, emotional, behavioral and physical issues and circumstances which may limit pupils' abilities to achieve positive learning outcomes through development, implementation and evaluation of system-wide interventions and strategies.
- The pupil services professional interacts successfully with pupils, parents, professional educators, employers, and community support systems such as juvenile justice, public health, human services and adult education.