Pupil Personnel Services Credential: School Psychology

The School Psychology program at California State University, San Bernardino provides professional preparation for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with Specialization in School Psychology. This program is designed to meet the requirements for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology (PPS) established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). 

The School Psychologist Credential program is 63 semester units of training. Equivalent coursework will be evaluated to determine appropriate substitutions for program coursework requirements.  Included in this sequence are 1200 hours of supervised fieldwork/internship in a school setting (K-12). Students must have evidence of completing 450 clock hours of practica prior to beginning 1200 hours of supervised fieldwork/internship.

Admission to the Program

In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to the PPS in School Psychology are:

  1. Admission and acceptance to CSU, San Bernardino;
  2. Current sealed transcript which verifies an M.A., M.S. or Ph.D. in Counseling or a related field;
  3. Application and personal statement;
  4. Two reference forms and letters of recommendation from persons having knowledge of the applicant's potential as a school psychologist, sent independently to the program coordinator;
  5. Proof of passing the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  6. Evidence of possession of a valid California teaching credential, PPS in School Counseling, or a Certificate of Clearance for eligibility to participate in fieldwork;
  7. Evidence of current negative TB test.

Credential Requirements (63 units)

EDSP 6607Research in School Psychology3
EDSP 6619Tests and Measurements in School Psychology3
EDSP 6620Introduction to School Psychology Practicum3
EDSP 6633Advanced Child Development3
EDSP 6656Counseling Theories3
EDSP 6658Consultation in School Systems for School Psychologists3
EDSP 6678Counseling in the School and Community3
EDSP 6681Counseling Practicum 3
EDSP 6685School Psychology Practicum I3
EDSP 6686School Psychology Practicum II3
EDSP 6687School Psychologists as Change Agents: Theory and Practice3
EDSP 6632Psychological Foundations of Education and Learning Theory3
EDSP 6647Individual Testing and Case Study Techniques3
EDSP 6648Ecological Assessment and Case Study Techniques3
EDSP 6660Child Psychopathology3
EDSP 6688Behavioral Assessment and Intervention 3
EDSP 6691Applied Research in Educational Settings3
EDSP 6756Seminar/Internship in School Psychology (repeat twice for a total of 12 units)12
Total Units63

Recommendation for the Credential

In order to be recommended for a credential, a student must have:

  1. Completed all prescribed coursework with a GPA of "B" (3.0) or better;
  2. Completed all requirements for the 1200-hour internship including the specific competencies in the program as mandated by the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing.