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Degree: education; or a field applicable to the work, such as occupational therapy or psychology, provided that the curriculum included or was supplemented by at least 12 semester hours in education.
Applicants who have graduated from an approved curriculum and who subsequently completed a substantial, e.g., 6 months, program of clinical practice planned to assure professional competence to practice in the occupation may be rated eligible for GS-6, rather than GS-5.
Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.