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College of Education

Graduate and Professional Studies

Pupil Personnel Services Credential

School Psychology Internship

The Pupil Personnel Services Credential: School Psychology Endorsement is administered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).  California State University Sacramento is accredited by the CCTC to award this credential to students meeting program requirements.  The PPS: School Psychology is required in order to practice as a school psychologist in the state of California. Possession of the MA in Education (School Psychology) and the PPS: School Psychology Endorsement also prepares an individual to meet the academic requirements for the Licensed Educational Psychologist license administered by the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, Department of Consumer Affairs.


Career Options

  • Practitioner in School Psychology
  • Administration and Policy Development
  • School Psychology Faculty

Program Requirements

Units required for credential: 112-129

Program Resources

Learn how to apply.
Catalog with detailed program requirements.


Learning Outcomes

Our expected learning outcomes for school psychology students follow from the training model, philosophy, and knowledge base that serve as the foundation for our program. We expect that as practicing school psychologists you will:

  • continually develop professional skills through reflective practice, critical thinking, and mindfulness of current research;
  • understand the structure of schools and other agencies that serve students with special needs;
  • are cognizant of effective instructional practices and use this knowledge in fostering cognitive/academic development for all students;
  • conceptualize student needs from a developmental and ecological perspective;
  • be cognizant of prevention and intervention strategies that foster positive mental, physical, and academic well being for both students and staff;
  • utilize a wide range of methods in assessing student needs, designing appropriate interventions, and evaluating the effectiveness of those interventions;
  • engage in ongoing evaluation of programs and services with an awareness of organizational change strategies;
  • utilize counseling and consultation approaches that reframe problems with the goal of developing strategies for solution;
  • implement problem-solving approaches that lead to problem solution within the school framework or to an appropriate outside referral;
  • develop an understanding of specialized needs of diverse student populations, including issues of culture, unique learning needs, alternative lifestyles etc.;
  • collaborate with schools and families in implementing interventions that promote positive outcomes for all students;
  • conduct themselves in a manner consistent with ethical and legal standards of the profession.

Questions
Stephen Brock
Phone: (916) 278-5919 | Office: Brighton Hall 225 | Email: brocks@csus.edu