Pupil Personnel Services Credential School Psychology (PPSP) Program
Candidates who have completed an appropriate master’s degree in counseling, social work or psychology related to education/clinical practice from this or another regionally-accredited institution can work toward a Pupil Personnel Services Credential with a School Psychology Specialization (i.e. without receiving another master’s degree). Course equivalence cannot be granted for life experiences.
No more than three comparable graduate level courses (13.5 quarter units) can be waived. Courses not eligible for waiver include all assessment courses, practicum, and internship.
To adhere to NASP Standards, waiver of PED 625 (Research in Education) and PED 637 (School Psychology Research) is not automatic. The candidate's previous research related coursework in their Master's Degree Program will be reviewed on a case by case basis to ensure that the overall quality and equivalence of an MS in School Psychology is being met. If PED 625 and PED 637 courses are waived, the candidate must replace these courses with an elective.
Candidates may participate in a paid internship if they are able to secure a position with an employing district/agency that meets the standards of the university internship program. Please note that the majority of internship positions are unpaid. For more information, contact a Credential Advisor.
Please see additional Credential requirements at the end of this Educational Administration and School Counseling/Psychology Department section of the catalog.
All PPSP candidates will be assigned a faculty advisor. Candidates will meet with a faculty advisor for evaluation of prior coursework to meet program prerequisites. All candidates are expected to communicate with their assigned faculty advisor at the following times: (1) upon admission into the program, (2) after 5 classes, (3) before starting their practicum and internship, (4) at the exit of the program.
Candidates who receive a grade lower than a “B” in two or more courses may be evaluated by the faculty and may be required to repeat the course(s) at their own expense before being allowed to continue in the program.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Analyze consultative/collaborative relationships with school staff, parents, and community agencies in support of student success.
- Evaluate various methods of assessment in order to make data-based decisions.
- Analyze how systemic school approaches can affect student outcomes.
- Examine societal influences on academic and social behavior.
- Appraise principles related to prevention in the context of their ability to improve services provided to students.
- Examine strategies related to family systems that support student success.
- Evaluate strategies that mitigate individual differences, abilities, disabilities, and other diverse characteristics in order to enhance services for students.
- Compare and contrast current research methodologies used in school psychology and related fields.
- Conduct research using relevant design, statistics, measurements, data analysis, and program evaluation methods to improve student outcomes.
- Interpret the ethical, legal, and professional standards necessary to engage in sound decision making.
- Design a crisis intervention plan that includes responses that address both individual and school-wide emergency concerns.
- PED 603 School Psychology Orientation
- PED 680 Roles, Issues and Ethics
- PED 665 Test and Measurements
- PED 667 Developmental Psychopathology
- CED 610 Adv Coun Theories & Methods
- CED 601 Consultation in the Schools
- PED 662 Leadership in School Psych
- PED 671 Cognitive Assessment
- PED 672 Psycho-Academic Assessment
- PED 663 Curriculum Interventions
- PED 673 Social/Emotional Assessment
- PED 664 Crisis Response & Intervention
- PED 676 Applied Behavior Analysis
- PED 674 Special Populations Assessment
- PED 678 Practicum in School Psychology
- PED 685 Internship Seminar
- PED 689 School Psych Internship I
- PED 690 School Psychology Intern II