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Master of Science inSchool Psychology

With Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Professionals aspiring to help children succeed academically, socially, and emotionally are invited to become part of the Master of Science in School Psychology program. Students equip themselves to utilize psychological practices and consultation and leadership skills to help build supportive, safe, diverse learning environments where all children can learn, achieve, and thrive.

The Masters of Science (MS) in School Psychology and Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential requires 63 units of course work, 450 hours of practicum and 1,200 hours of fieldwork. In order to earn the PPS Credential in School Psychology, all course work must be completed and the national school psychology Praxis exam must be passed at the national level. A Pupil Personnel Services Credential qualifies individuals as professional school psychologists to work in educational settings with students in grades preschool through 12 in California.

To provide convenience and flexibility, this program is available at two locations, La Verne and Bakersfield.

Internship Eligibility

A student may qualify for the School Psychology Internship Credential if he or she:

  • has passed the CBEST;
  • has a Certificate of Clearance;
  • has successfully completed the following courses:
    • ASCD 503 and 550, SPSY 502, 535, 547, 549, 560, 564, 567, 571, 572, 573, 574, 577, 578, 579, 586A-I, 586A-II, 587 B-III, 587B-IV, and a 3-unit elective with a minimum 3.0 GPA; and
  • has received district certified letter of intent to hire