School Psychology PPS Credential and Master of Arts Degree
The PPS school psychology program within the pupil personnel services division offers both a master of arts in school psychology and a California school psychology credential.
This program is designed for those who wish to become school psychologists. Graduates primarily work in school settings including public, private and child development organizations. Some also work in higher education settings.
- Evening classes
- Small class size
- Flexible schedule for both returning part-time professionals and traditional full-time students
- Three year program
- Includes both academic classroom training and applied field experience
- Christian setting and value-centered curriculum
- Application form and fee
- Orientation interview with program (see attached form below)
- Statement of Intent (1-2 pages explaining your goals)
- Three references (see form below)
- Valid California credential or Certificate of Clearance (see fingerprint packet below)
- Verification of passing the CBEST (credential requirement)
- Verification of current negative TB test (last 12 months)
- GRE or MAT results
- Official transcript verifying BA/BS degree
- Letter of explanation if your GPA is under 2.75
- Prerequisite courses:
- Child Development*
- Educational Statistics and Research Design
- Intercultural Communication
- Introduction to Counseling Theories*
- Introduction to Psychology
- Psychology of Learning*
(*available as online courses each spring semester through the FPU degree completion program)
Candidates are encouraged to bring unofficial transcripts from all universities/colleges attended to the orientation interview.
Total Units: 71
To be eligible to apply for the professional clear school psychology credential the following additional requirements must be met:
- Master's degree in school psychology or a related area
- 1,200 hour internship (Students must complete all courses except the master's research core to be eligible for an internship.)
- Passing score on the NASP PRAXIS exam (The program passing score will be a minimum of 100 points below the NASP passing score.)
Liability insurance is required before supervised experience can begin. Information on obtaining liability insurance may be found at www.nasponline.org/.
Program information and tuition subject to change.