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Curriculum

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

Total program: 46 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 12 semester hours

Foundation courses  must be completed in order for candidates to be eligible to begin the fieldwork experience.  Each foundation course requires students to complete 25 hours of practicum experience. Candidates must demonstrate dispositional competence in the school counseling program prior to entering PPS 583A-Supervised Field Work Level I.

Code Course Title Units
PPS 546 Introduction to School Counseling 3
PPS 549 School Counseling Theories 3
PPS 571 Individual Counseling Skills 3
PPS 572 Group Counseling Skills 3

Mastery Courses: 32 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCD 503 Educational Psychology 3
ASCD 550 Human Development 3
EDUC 501 Educational Assessment  
PPS 504 Methods of Research 3
PPS 543 School Guidance Seminar 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

M.S. Educational Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services

The Master of Science in Educational Counseling and Pupil Personal Services is a 48-unit program designed for aspiring school counselors who are passionate about working with students and their families within  the  PK-12 school  system. This program helps candidates learn the skills to support children in achieving their personal and academic goals. Through a comprehensive curriculum  candidate learn the foundations of school counseling, counseling theory and process, counseling diverse populations, group dynamics, career and program development, and evaluation. Coursework is supported by hands-on learning during practicum and field experience opportunities. This program is accredited by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and meets the requirements for the Pupil Personal Services Credential, Specialization School Counseling (Practicum hours 100; Fieldwork hours 600).

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

Total program: 48 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 12 semester hours

Foundation courses must be completed in order for candidates to be eligible to begin  the fieldwork experience. Each foundation course requires candidates to complete 25 hours of practicum experience. Candidates must demonstrate dispositional competence in the school counseling program prior to entering PPS 583A – Supervised Field Work Level I.

Code Course Title Units
PPS 546 Introduction to School Counseling 3
PPS 549 School Counseling Theories 3
PPS 571 Individual Counseling Skills 3
PPS 572 Group Counseling Skills 3

Mastery Courses: 34 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 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

M.S. Educational Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services with a Concentration in School and Family Based Counseling (SFBC)

The Educational Counseling, School Family Based Counseling, (SFBC) M.S. with Pupil Personal Services Credential is a 60-unit master’s degree program which  prepares candidates for working in schools, as well as a clinical setting. Coursework includes in-depth training in issues related to educational and clinical counseling, preparing students for the versatility of serving within schools and in the mental health field. A benefit of this program is that candidates have the opportunity to complete a California Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS), specialization in School Counseling with training necessary for candidates to be eligible to pursue a professional clinical counselor internship number. This program meets accreditation standards for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Board of Behavioral Sciences (Practicum hours 100; Fieldwork hours 600).

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

Total program: 60 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 12 semester hours

Completing the foundation courses is required in order for candidates to be eligible to begin the fieldwork experience. Each foundation course requires candidates to complete 25 hours of practicum experience. Candidates must demonstrate dispositional competence in the school counseling program prior to entering PPS 583A-Supervised Field Work Level I. 

SFBC candidates are advised to be mindful that each SFBC course will be offered at least once a year, but candidates need to plan the sequence with their advisor to ensure it matches the availability of courses.

Code Course Title Units
PPS 546 Introduction to School Counseling 3
PPS 549 School Counseling Theories 3
PPS 571 Individual Counseling Skills 3
PPS 572 Group Counseling Skills 3

Mastery Courses: 29 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 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 & Ethics in Counseling 3
PPS 551 Diagnosis & Treatment of Psychopathology 3
PPS 554 Advanced Theories in Counseling 3
PPS 558 Psychopharmacology for School and Family Based Counseling 3
PPS 559 Substance Abuse Counseling 3
PPS 584 Clinical Practicum 2

Culminating Activity: 2 semester hours

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

M.S. Educational Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services – with a concentration in Spanish Bilingual Bicultural Counseling (SBBC)

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

Total program: 57 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 12 semester hours

Completing the foundation courses is required in order for candidates to be eligible to begin the fieldwork experience. Each foundation course requires candidates to complete 25 hours of practicum experience. Candidates must demonstrate dispositional competence in the school counseling program prior to entering PPS 583A (Supervised Field Work Level I).

SBBC candidates are advised to be mindful that each required course will be offered at least once a year, but candidates need to plan the sequence with their advisor to ensure it matches the availability of courses.

Code Course Title Units
PPS 546 Introduction to School Counseling 3
PPS 549 School Counseling Theories 3
PPS 571 Individual Counseling Skills 3
PPS 572 Group Counseling Skills 3

Mastery Courses: 34 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 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

M.S. Educational Counseling with a concentration in Social Justice Higher Education (SJHE)

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

Total program: 57 semester hours

The Educational Counseling, Social Justice in Higher Education (SJHE), MS is a 54-semester hour masters degree that prepares candidates to work in higher education settings in various institutions. The SJHE concentration is designed for individuals seeking opportunities to engage in culturally responsive counseling, support, advising, assessment, referral and advocacy.  This concentration develops culturally-competent educational counselors with a firm grounding in student affairs leadership. Candidate will serve as catalysts for institutional change in a variety of settings, including community colleges, colleges, and universities.

Foundation Courses: 12 semester hours

Completing the foundation courses is required in order for candidates to be eligible to begin the fieldwork experience. Each foundation course requires candidates to complete 25 hours of practicum experience. Candidates must demonstrate dispositional competence in the school counseling program prior to entering PPS 583A (Supervised Field Work Level I).

Code Course Title Units
PPS 546 Introduction to School Counseling 3
PPS 549 School Counseling Theories 3
PPS 571 Individual Counseling Skills 3
PPS 572 Group Counseling Skills 3

Mastery Courses: 34 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 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 & Higher Education 3
SJHE 553 Student Development Theories & College Success 3
SJHE 658 Law, Policy, Crisis Intervention & Restorative Justice 3

Culminating Activity: 2 semester hours

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

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