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Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) in School Social Work

School social work is a challenging yet rewarding profession, and it is in high demand in California. In schools, social workers often serve as the liaison between parents/guardians, the school administration, and the community. School social workers collaborate with other school officials to support students in reaching their academic and personal potential. Completion of the Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) allows school social workers to serve as a resource to teachers for behavior and classroom management skills and to gain the tools needed to address challenges and promote student success.

At Sac State, the PPSC is offered in partnership with the College of Continuing Education. Post-MSW professionals can complete the program, as well as current MSW students (after the first year of the program). For more information, please visit the PPSC homepage: https://cce.csus.edu/pupil-personnel-services-credential-school-social-work

Coursework

Post-Master's Fieldwork Verification (SWRK 200)

Non-Credit

This course is for all PPSC students claiming required fieldwork in order to apply for their clear PPSC credential, except CSUS MSW students whose fieldwork has been deemed valid for this program. CCE program staff will work to verify student eligibility and ensure hours worked are valid per the CTC credential requirements.

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SWRK 238A Issues and Practice in Schools (SWRK 238A)

3.0 Academic Credits
Summer;

Introduces the student to the field of school social work in its dynamic social, educational, legal, political, and human complexity. Examines the challenges of rapid social and demographic change in California as well as the need for restructuring education and innovative responses. NOTE: required for Pupil Personnel Services Credential.

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SWRK 238B Issues and Practice in Schools (SWRK 238B)

3.0 Academic Credits
Summer;

Continuation of SWRK 238A, course examines classroom management, case assessment, alternative education practices, discipline and attendance law, impediments to individual development as well as case studies, interagency collaboration, new community partnerships, and media and high technology uses. NOTE: required for Pupil Personnel Credential.

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