Curriculum

Program length full-time: 2.5 years
Program length part-time: 3 years

Total program: 51 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 14 semester hours

The Educational Counseling Program requires students to earn a minimum of a B (3.0) in all foundation coursework. Students must maintain an overall average of B (3.0) or better throughout the program. Candidates must complete foundation coursework to be eligible to begin the fieldwork experience.

Code Course Title Units
PPS 545 Comprehensive School Counseling 3
PPS 547 Theories for School Counseling 3
PPS 575 Counseling Skills: Level I 3
PPS 577 Counseling Skills: Level II for Group Work 3
PPS 578A Practicum I in School Counseling 1
PPS 578B Practicum II in School Counseling 1

Mastery Courses: 35 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCD 503 Educational Psychology 3
ASCD 550 Human Development 3
EDUC 501 Educational Assessment 3
PPS 504 Methods of Research 3
PPS 543 School Guidance Seminar 3
PPS 562 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for School Counselors 3
PPS 565 Career Development 3
PPS 567 School Safety & Crisis Prevention 2
PPS 573 Counseling Diverse Populations 3
PPS 574 Facilitating/Consultation Skills 3
PPS 576 Organizational Management and School/Community Collaboration 2
PPS 583A Supervised Field Work-Level I 2
PPS 583B Supervised Field Work-Level II 2

Culminating Activity: 2 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 597 Graduate Seminar in School Counseling 2

MS Educational Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services

Program length Full-Time: 3 Years
Program length Part-Time: 3.3 Years

Total program: 53 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 14 semester hours

Candidates who select the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) program can complete educational requirements for a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) PPS credential, with a Specialization in School Counseling. A benefit of the program is that candidates who successfully advance within the curriculum may apply for an internship credential, enhancing the potential to garner employment while finishing coursework.

Code Course Title Units
PPS 545 Comprehensive School Counseling 3
PPS 547 Theories for School Counseling 3
PPS 575 Counseling Skills: Level I 3
PPS 577 Counseling Skills: Level II for Group Work 3
PPS 578A Practicum I in School Counseling 1
PPS 578B Practicum II in School Counseling 1

Mastery Courses: 37 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCD 503 Educational Psychology 3
ASCD 550 Human Development 3
EDUC 501 Educational Assessment 3
PPS 504 Methods of Research 3
PPS 543 School Counseling Program & Legal Mandates 3
PPS 562 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy For School Counselors 3
PPS 565 Career Development 3
PPS 567 School Safety & Crisis Prevention 2
PPS 573 Counseling Diverse Populations 3
PPS 574 Facilitation, Consultation and Collaboration Skills 3
PPS 576 Organizational Management and School/Community Collaboration 2
PPS 583A Supervised Field Work Level I 2
PPS 583B Supervised Field Work Level II 2
PPS 583C Supervised Field Work Level III 2

Culminating Activity: 2 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 597 Graduate Seminar in School Counseling 2

MS Educational Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services with a concentration in School and Family Based Counseling (SFBC)

Program length Full-Time: 3.3 Years
Program length Part-Time: 3.5 Years

Total program: 65 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 14 semester hours

Candidates who select the concentration in School and Family Based Counseling can simultaneously pursue the PPS credential while being academically prepared to seek internship eligibility status with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as they work towards becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Code Course Title Units
PPS 545 Comprehensive School Counseling 3
PPS 547 Theories for School Counseling 3
PPS 575 Counseling Skills: Level I 3
PPS 577 Counseling Skills: Level II for Group Work 3
PPS 578A Practicum I in School Counseling 1
PPS 578B Practicum II in School Counseling 1

Mastery Courses: 32 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCD 503 Educational Psychology 3
ASCD 550 Human Development 3
EDUC 501 Educational Assessment 3
PPS 504 Methods of Research 3
PPS 562 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy For School Counselors  
PPS 565 Career Development 3
PPS 567 School Safety & Crisis Prevention 2
PPS 573 Counseling Diverse Populations 3
PPS 574 Facilitation, Consultation and Collaboration Skills 3
PPS 576 Organizational Management and School/Community Collaboration 2
PPS 583A Supervised Field Work Level I 2
PPS 583B Supervised Field Work Level II 2

Concentration Courses: 17 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 544 Law and Ethics in Counseling PPS/LPCC Focus   3
PPS 551 Diagnosis & Treatment of Psychopathology 3
PPS 554 Advanced Theories in Counseling 3
PPS 558 Psychopharmacology for School and Community Based Counseling 3
PPS 559 Substance Abuse Counseling LPCC/PPS Focus   3
PPS 584 Clinical Practicum 2

Culminating Activity: 2 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 597 Graduate Seminar in School Counseling 2

MS Educational Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services, with concentration in Spanish Bilingual Bicultural Counseling (SBBC)

Program length Full-Time: 3.25 Years
Program length Part-Time: 3.5 Years

Total program: 62 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 14 semester hours

The Spanish Bilingual Bicultural Counseling (SBBC) concentration uniquely prepares qualified candidates to work with Latina/o students in California schools and learn how to approach counseling situations with cultural sensitivity as well as acquire skills to address challenges faced by Spanish speaking students and their families in the school system. Coursework is supported by hands-on learning during practicum and internship placements at schools in the community.

Code Course Title Units
PPS 545 Comprehensive School Counseling 3
PPS 547 Theories for School Counseling 3
PPS 575 Counseling Skills: Level I 3
PPS 577 Counseling Skills: Level II for Group Work 3
PPS 578A Practicum I in School Counseling 1
PPS 578B Practicum II in School Counseling 1

Mastery Courses: 37 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCD 503 Educational Psychology 3
ASCD 550 Human Development 3
EDUC 501 Educational Assessment 3
PPS 504 Methods of Research 3
PPS 543 School Counseling Program & Legal Mandates 3
PPS 562 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy For School Counselors 3
PPS 565 Career Development 3
PPS 567 School Safety & Crisis Prevention 2
PPS 573 Counseling Diverse Populations 3
PPS 574 Facilitation, Consultation and Collaboration Skills 3
PPS 576 Organizational Management and School/Community Collaboration 2
PPS 583A Supervised Field Work Level I 2
PPS 583B Supervised Field Work Level II 2
PPS 583C Supervised Field Work Level III 2

Concentration Courses: 8 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 532 The World of Immigrant Youth 3
PPS 533 Counseling Latino Immigrant Youth and Families 3
PPS 534 Bilingual Educational Theories 3

Culminating Activity: 2 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 597 Graduate Seminar in School Counseling 2

MS Educational Counseling, with a concentration in Social Justice in Higher Education (SJHE)

Program length Full-Time: 3.25 Years
Program length Part-Time: 3.5 Years

Total program: 60 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 14 semester hours

The Social Justice in Higher Education (SJHE) concentration prepares candidates to meet the needs of increasingly diverse student populations and serve as culturally-competent educational counselors who advocate for institutional change in higher education settings. Candidates will acquire skills and examine a wide range of theories and practice through intersectional and culturally responsive lenses.

Code Course Title Units
PPS 545 Comprehensive School Counseling 3
PPS 547 Theories for School Counseling 3
PPS 575 Counseling Skills: Level I 3
PPS 577 Counseling Skills: Level II for Group Work 3
PPS 578A Practicum I in School Counseling 1
PPS 578B Practicum II in School Counseling 1

Mastery Courses: 35 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCD 503 Educational Psychology 3
ASCD 550 Human Development 3
EDUC 501 Educational Assessment 3
PPS 504 Methods of Research 3
PPS 543 School Counseling Programs and Legal Mandates 3
PPS 562 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for School Counselors 3
PPS 565 Career Development 3
PPS 567 School Safety & Crisis Prevention 2
PPS 573 Counseling Diverse Populations 3
PPS 574 Facilitation, Consultation, and Collaboration Skills 3
PPS 576 Organizational Management, and School/Community Collaboration 2
PPS 583A Supervised Field Work Level I 2
PPS 583B Supervised Field Work Level II 2
PPS 583C Supervised Field Work Level III 2

Concentration Courses: 9 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
SJHE 552 Social Justice and Higher Education 3
SJHE 553 Student Learning and Development Theories and College Success 3
SJHE 558 Law, Policy, Safety, and Restorative Justice 3

Culminating Activity: 2 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 597 Graduate Seminar in School Counseling 2