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Pupil Personnel Services Credential Programs

SCHOOL COUNSELING
The Pupil Personnel Services Credential with School Counseling Specialization authorizes the holder to perform the following duties: develop, plan, implement, and evaluate a school counseling and guidance program that include academic, career, personal, and social development; advocate for the high academic achievement and social development of all students; provide school-wide prevention and intervention strategies and counseling services; provide consultation, training, and staff development to teachers and parents regarding students’ needs. Candidates seeking only a School Counseling credential must already hold an appropriate Master’s degree. Candidates who do not already hold an appropriate Master’s degree must be enrolled into the Master of Science in Educational Counseling with Credential program.

Admissions Requirements
To be fully admitted into the Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling Credential Program, each candidate must view the recorded credential orientation sent to his/her SOAR Student Message Center and return a completed credential packet to the Credentials Department within 30 days of enrollment.

A School Counseling Credential Packet is complete when the candidate had filled out and returned the following:

  • Acknowledgement of Terms and Agreements
  • Proof of Master’s Degree or enrollment in National University’s Master of Science in Educational Counseling
  • Proof of attempt or passage of Basic Skills Assessment is required for admittance to the program (Proof of passage is mandatory prior to clinical practice)
  • Negative TB test results (valid within the last four years)
  • Proof of Fingerprint Clearance through the CTC

 

Candidates must also successfully complete the orientation course CED 607 and meet with his/her Faculty Advisor for initial advisement to be fully admitted into the program.

Internship Requirements
In addition to meeting the admissions requirements, to be cleared to begin internship hour’s candidates must also complete and return the following 30 days prior to the start date:

  • Passage of a Basic Skills Assessment
  • Internship Application Form
  • Complete 10 (ten) CED courses including: CED 610, CED 611, CED 603, and CED 601 (excluding: CED 637, CED 694 and CED 620)
  • 3.0 GPA (grades of “D” and “F” are not accepted)
  • Possess current account balance

Completion Requirements
In addition to meeting the admission and internship requirements, to be recommended for a Pupil Personnel Services: School Counseling Credential candidates must also complete and return the following:

  • Passage of the ETS Praxis (#0421) examination in School Counseling (passing score is 156)
  • Possession of an appropriate Master ’s degree or completed Master ’s degree coursework
  • Exit interview with NU Faculty Advisor or University Supervisor
  • All credential program coursework (3.0 GPA Grades of “D”, “F” and “U” are not accepted)
  • Possess a zero account balance

All test results must remain valid in order to apply for credential.

Pupil Personnel Services: School Counseling University Internship
The University internship route provides an opportunity for candidates who have been offered employment to complete clinical practice, while employed in an appropriate position as a school counselor. This experience is a partnership between the candidate, National University, and the employer meant to support the candidate in an environment similar to that authorized by the credential obtained at the end of the program.

Candidates on probation or permanent academic probation are not eligible for a National University internship program. Once intern eligible, candidates must apply for an Internship Credential which is valid for two years.

National University candidates who are interested in becoming a university intern must complete and show verification of all prerequisite requirements and go through the internship eligibility process to determine suitability for the internship program.

Prerequisite Requirements

  • Proof of Fingerprint Clearance through the CTC
  • Passage of a Basic Skills Assessment
  • Negative TB test (valid within the last four years)
  • Letter of recommendation from the Principal or Administrator of the hiring school
  • Complete 12 CED courses including CED 610, CED 611, CED 603, and CED 601 (except CED 637, CED 694 and CED 620) if not completed the following will be required:
  1. Completion of program prerequisites courses, CED 607 and four additional core CED courses
  2. Verification of two years relevant paid experience in a K-12 public school or related system or as a licensed counselor or therapist
  • Faculty approval of an American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model essay
  • 3.0 GPA (grades of “D” and “F” are not accepted)
  • Possess a zero account balance
  • Recommendation by NU Faculty Advisor

Eligibility Requirements
In addition to completion of all internship prerequisites, candidates are required to verify completion of the following Intern Eligibility:

  • Verification of internship program prerequisites
  • Agreement on file between the employing District, School or Agency and National University
  • District or agency offer of employment for the intern as a full time school counselor with a minimum of 10 hours per week.
  • Verification of intern eligibility determined in an Faculty Advisor interview


SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
The Pupil Personnel Services Credential with School Psychology Specialization authorizes the holder to perform the following duties: provide services that enhance academic performance; design strategies and programs to address problems of adjustment; consult with other educators and parents on issues of social development and behavioral and academic difficulties; conduct psycho-educational assessment for purposes of identifying special needs; provide psychological counseling for individuals, groups, and families; coordinate intervention strategies for management of individuals and school wide crises.

Admissions Requirements
To be fully admitted into the Pupil Personnel Services School Psychology Credential
Program, each candidate must view the recorded credential orientation
sent to his/her SOAR Student Message Center and return a completed credential
packet to the Credentials Department within 30 days of enrollment.

A School Psychology Credential Packet is complete when the candidate has filled
out and returned the following:

  • Acknowledgement of Terms and Agreements
  • Proof of attempt or passage of Basic Skills Assessment is required for admittance
    to the program (Proof of passage is mandatory prior to internship)
  • Negative TB test results (valid within the last four years)
  • Proof of Fingerprint Clearance through the CTC

Internship Requirements
In addition to meeting the admissions requirements, to be cleared to begin internship
hour’s candidates must also complete and return the following 30 days prior
to the start date:

  • Passage of a Basic Skills Assessment
  • Internship Application Form
  • Complete all credential coursework
  • 3.0 GPA (grades of “D” and “F” are not accepted)
  • Possess current account balance

Completion Requirements
In addition to meeting the admission and internship requirements; candidates
must also complete and return the following prior to credential recommendation:

  • Passage of the ETS National Praxis (#0401) examination-School Psychology (passing score is 148)
  • All credential & master’s coursework (3.0 GPA Grades of “D”, “F” and
    “U” are not accepted)
  • Exit interview with NU Faculty Advisor or University Supervisor
  • Possess a zero account balance

All test results must remain valid in order to apply for credential.

University Internship
The University internship route provides an opportunity for candidates who have been offered employment to complete clinical practice, while employed in an appropriate position as a school psychologist. This experience is a partnership be¬tween the candidate, National University, and the employer meant to support the candidate in an environment similar to that authorized by the credential obtained at the end of the program.

Candidates on probation or permanent academic probation are not eligible for a National University internship program. Once intern eligible, candidates must apply for an Internship Credential which is valid for two years. Pre-requisite and eligibility requirements for the University Internship are the same as those for field experience requirements.

National University candidates who are interested in becoming a university in¬tern must complete and show verification of all prerequisite requirements and go through the internship eligibility process to determine suitability for the internship program.

Prerequisite Requirements

  • Proof of Fingerprint Clearance through the CTC
  • Passage of a Basic Skills Assessment
  • Negative TB test (valid within the last four years)
  • Complete all program coursework, excluding internship and seminar
  • 3.0 GPA (grades of “D” and “F” are not accepted)
  • Possess a current account balance
  • Recommendation by NU Faculty Advisor

Eligibility Requirements
In addition to completion of all internship prerequisites, candidates are required to verify completion of the following Intern Eligibility:

  • Verification of internship program prerequisites
  • Agreement on file between the employing District, School or Agency and National University
  • District or agency offer of employment for the intern as a full time school psychologist
  • Verification of intern eligibility determined in an interview by NU Faculty Advisor

 

 


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