Master of Science in School Psychology with PPSP Credential

Jose S. - Class of 2022
Jose S. - Class of 2022


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The Master of Science in School Psychology includes four-week courses.
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Program Overview


Prepare to assist and support school-aged children with academic, behavioral, social, and emotional difficulties by earning a Master of Science in School Psychology with PPSP Credential. Throughout the master’s in school psychology program, you’ll learn traditional and non-traditional methods of assessment and how to best utilize results and other information to determine appropriate intervention options. You’ll also learn to collaborate with school staff, parents, and agencies to support student success.

The school psychology program provides onsite and online learning opportunities with onsite experiential, hands-on training. The master’s degree is awarded upon the completion of all coursework, including practicum and internship, and the successful completion of the PRAXIS exam. Upon the successful completion of coursework and fieldwork, candidates will obtain a recommendation for a Pupil Personnel School Psychology credential (PPSP). This credential allows candidates in California to practice as a school psychologist.

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.

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