2018-2019 Catalog

Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling (51 units) with optional Child Welfare and Attendance Authorization (60 units)

The PPS Credential program in School Counseling prepares candidates with the knowledge and skills to promote the academic, social-emotional, and career development of multi-cultural and linguistically diverse pupils in public elementary, middle, and high schools.  The program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTCC) to offer both the PPS credential and the Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA) authorization.  The optional CWA specialization authorizes counseling services specifically related to student attendance and truancy prevention and remediation.

Additional Requirements for the PPS Credential in School Counseling (51 units)

  1. Completion of degree requirements and required courses for the MS Counseling, School Counseling option with a “B” or higher.
  2. Passage of the CBEST.
  3. Additional 6 units of fieldwork:
  • PPS 575. Fieldwork in School Counseling (6)

Additional Requirements for the Child Welfare and Attendance Authorization (60 units)

  1. Completion of degree requirements and required courses for the MS Counseling, School Counseling option with a “B” or higher.
  2.  Completion of the PPS credential.
  3. Additional 9 units of the following CWA coursework:
  • PPS 557. Child Welfare and Attendance (3)
  • PPS 558. School Attendance Improvement and Truancy Remediation: Prevention and Intervention (3)
  • PPS 555. Child Welfare and Attendance Fieldwork (3)