PPS Credential in School Counseling with CWA Authorization

This CTC accredited credential program is designed for students with a master’s degree in a counseling-related field interested in a school counseling credential. Possible career options include working with California students in grades K-12 in public school settings, community college/university counselor or private/corporate career counselor.

PPSC in School Counseling Program Overview

The Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling with Child Welfare and Attendance authorization prepares you to become a school counselor, providing students the support and encouragement they need to pursue college and careers. 

As a student, you will:

  • Support students with social and developmental needs.
  • Assist students with study and organizational skills.
  • Help pupils build problem solving and coping skills.
  • Provide career and higher education advisement.
Those without a master’s degree should consider UMass Global’s Master of Arts in Counseling with Pupil Personnel Services Credential integrated program.

Next Session

Summer I (Apr 29, 2024)

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for the Master of Arts in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • An autobiographical essay (2-3 pages)
    • 2.75 grade point average (GPA)
    • Current Resume (showing experience working with children)
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
    Program start dates

    Program starts three times a year in Fall 1, Spring 1, and Summer 1. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

    Stand Alone Credential

    A stand alone School Counseling Credential may be available to candidates who have earned a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling, or the equivalent in a directly related field from a regionally accredited institution.

    Graduate Level Exams

    For detailed information about graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the University of Massachusetts Global Catalog.

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    PPSC in School Counseling Curriculum

    • Code Course Name Credits
      Required Courses  
      CSPU 511 Introduction to the Ethical Practice of School Counseling 3
      CSPU 616 Leadership and Systems Change

      3

      CSPU 617 Transition to Work and Career

      3

      CSPU 618 Best Practices in Counseling

      3

      CSPU 619 Practicum and Supervision in School Counseling

      3

      CSPU 620 Supervision and Mentoring in School Counseling I

      3

      CSPU 621 Supervision and Mentoring in School Counseling II

      3

      CSPU 602 Positive Behavior Supports

      3

      Total Credits  

      24

       

      Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling for School Psychology Candidates Option

      Graduates of University of Massachusetts Global’s School of Education school psychology program, who also wish to receive the Pupil Personnel Services credential in School Counseling, must complete the following additional coursework:

       

      CSPU 511 Introduction to the Ethical Practice of School Counseling

      3

      CSPU 617 Transition to Work and Career

      3

      CSPU 618 Best Practices in Counseling

      3

      EDUU 619 Practicum and Supervision in School Counseling

      3

      EDUU 620 Supervision and Mentoring in School Counseling I

      3

      EDUU 621 Supervision and Mentoring in School Counseling II

      3

      Total Credits

      18

    WSCUC

    University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

    California Commission on Teaching Credentialing

    University of Massachusetts Global's School of Education is accredited by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.

    The counseling program prepared me for my surprise career in behavioral health by providing me with a strong background and practical experience in counseling techniques and a strong skill set in research and critical thinking—key in building a leadership career.
    Robert P.
    MA, Professional Clinical Counseling
    My academic advisor was a great support system. He was my advisor throughout my program and he took the time to learn about me personally so we could make the best schedule to accommodate my life.
    Steve L.
    MA in Education, Teaching and Learning

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