Professional Competence Criteria of Educational Psychologists



The problem of assessment of an educational psychologist’s professional competence is discussed in the article. The authors outline criteria-based positions of an educational psychologist’s activity assessment. Particular attention is paid to the work with young specialists. The certification form applying criteria for analysis of activity and revealing level of a novice educational psychologist’s readiness for self-contained practice was proposed. The article is of practical significance for education content specialists, educational institutions administration, lecturers of higher educational institutions as well as for practicing psychologists striving for professional development.

General Information

Keywords: professional competence, an educational psychologist’s professionalism, effectiveness of activity, criteria-based positions of an educational psychologist, professional adaptation, traineeship, mentoring, portfolio, certification, analysis of activity, competence criteria

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Margolis A.A., Konovalova I.V. Professional Competence Criteria of Educational Psychologists. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2010. Vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 13–20. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Arkadiy A. Margolis, PhD in Psychology, Rector, Professor, Chair of Pedagogical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Irina V. Konovalova, PhD in Psychology, Dean, The faculty of advanced studies, Moscow state psychological-pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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