Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS): School Counseling

The Pupil Personnel Services Credentials in school counseling meets current state mandates and is accredited through the Western Association of Schools and College (WASC) and the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CCTC).

Required Courses 

EDUC 675 Curriculum and Program Development (3 Credits)

Consideration of the philosophical and historical elements of curriculum, as well as emerging issues. Specific attention given to planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs. Additional topics include current research in teaching practices, special programs, and the process of change within a school.

EDUC 685 Foundations of School Counseling (3 Credits)

This course explores various responsibilities that are required to be an effective counselor in today’s school environment. Additionally, an overview of the identity of the professional school counselor’s role will be addressed to facilitate the knowledge necessary to navigate the current functions of PPS counseling at the various K–12 levels.

EDUC 677 Supervised Fieldwork in Counseling (2 Credits)

This course focuses on the work in which students are engaged in program-approved field placements in schools and other counseling settings. To develop expected counseling competencies, students will participate in supervision with site supervisors and the course instructor. They also will participate with other class members in group supervision. 
Prerequisites: EDUC 601, EDUC 685, CMHC 610; concurrent enrollment in EDUC 653 and EDUC 680 or EDUC 624.

Please note, EDUC 677 is to be taken at least two times, and then as long as the student remains placed at a field site. 

Students adding the PPS Credential to their CMHC program will need to complete 400 additional hours of fieldwork in two different (K-12) settings.