Pupil Personnel Services - School Counseling Credential
Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation
Song Lee, Chair
Education Building, Room 350
Alicia Becton, Coordinator, Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Education Building, Room 350
Degrees and Programs Offered
CERT in Criminology, Certificate of Adv. Study
CRED in Pupil Personnel Services - Child Welfare Counseling, Credential
CRED in Pupil Personnel Services - School Counseling Credential
CRED in Pupil Personnel Services - Social Work, Credential
CRED in Pupil Personnel Services - School Psychologist
MS in Counseling - Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling Option, M.S.
MS in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, M.S.
MS in Counseling - School Counseling Option, M.S.
MS in Counseling - Student Affairs & College Counseling Option, M.S.
The Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation offers programs and master’s degrees in the areas of Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The programs utilize the services and facilities of community agencies and school districts within the university service area.
Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Requirements
The Pupil Personnel Services Credential is required to function as a counselor in a public school setting, grades K-12.
In addition to the admission requirements listed in the Graduate Education Program section of this catalog, Pupil Personnel Services Credential program applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Must complete the following prerequisite coursework and achieve a 3.0 in overall postbaccalaureate coursework. Prerequisite coursework must be completed with a B or better: ERE 153 and COUN 174 or PSYCH 174. Students applying for the PPS Credential program only do not need to complete COUN 176 or PSYCH 166.
- Provide evidence of having passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
- Obtain and submit a current medical clearance at the University Health Center or from a private physician.
- Submit a valid Certificate of Clearance to participate in public school field placement activities
Following receipt of the completed packet and the review by program faculty, applicants will receive written notification regarding admission status.
Candidates for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential who have been approved by the
Program Faculty Review Committee for admission to the program and who want to be recommended
for the credential must complete the following program requirements:
COUN 150, 200, 201, 202, 203, 206, 208, 220, 233, 240, 241, 242, 249 (8 units), CI 285.
Complete practicum (with a grade of B or better) and field practice.
Pass the competency exit review.
Courses required for the P.P.S. credential must be completed no more than 10 years prior to credential application.
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