Pupil Personnel Services: School Counseling

Requirements (68 units)

The program for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential is designed to fulfill all the requirements for the State of California to counsel in grades K-12. This 72-unit credential program is designed for students who are not enrolled in the M.S. in Counseling and Guidance program at California State University, San Bernardino, but who do hold a master's degree from another institution in a related discipline.

Admission to the Program

In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to the pupil personnel services credential program are:

  1. Attend an Educational Counseling Program admission orientation meeting (call the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling for orientation schedule);
  2. Submission of an Admissions Portfolio following criteria and guidelines provided at the orientation meeting. Portfolios will be evaluated in accordance to the Educational Counseling program portfolio rubric, student will be notified as to their status to enroll in ECLG 531. Completed portfolio contains:
      1. Application and current vitae/resume;
      2. Transcripts of all higher education coursework;
      3. Written Personal Statement;
      4. Three positive recommendations from persons having knowledge of applicant's counseling potential (forms provided by program);
      5. Proof of successful completion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
      6. Evidence of current negative TB skin test;
      7. Evidence of possession of a valid California teaching credential or a Certificate of Clearance for eligibility to participate in fieldwork;
      8. Completion of EDUC 306 (or its equivalent) with a grade of "B" or better (fulfills the graduate entrance writing requirement);
      9. Evidence of technological literacy in six areas: word processing, database, computer presentation, downloading, internet and email;
  3. Completion of ECLG 531 with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better.

Upon completion of the above requirements, the student's file will be reviewed by an admission committee composed of at least three faculty members of the educational counseling program. This committee will evaluate the admission folder and decide on the student's admission status. Students who do not meet admissions criteria will be notified of their deficiencies.

Recommendation for the Credential

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

  1. A minimum of 72 quarter units of graduate-level work, with a minimum of 32 units completed in residency at this university;
  2. A grade point average of "B" (3.0) in the course work taken to satisfy the credentialing requirements, including a minimum grade of "B" in the prerequisite course, ECLG 531, and no grade below a "C" (2.0) or better in all other courses in the program;
  3. Completion of a credential program plan of study, certified by a program advisor and the credentialing office of the university;
  4. Completion of a final competency check through demonstrated competence by completion of the Student Outcome Assessment Professional Portfolio.

Prerequisite course:

  1. ECLG 531. Introduction to Counseling (4)

Credential requirements (68 units)

  1. EDUC 607. Introduction to Educational Research (4)
  2. ECLG 619. Appraisal Procedures in Counseling (4)
  3. ECLG 632. Advanced Psychological Foundations of Education (4)
  4. ECLG 633. Human Development for Counseling (4)
  5. ECLG 650. Applied Career Counseling (4)
  6. ECLG 651. Professional School Counselor (4)
  7. ECLG 654. Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Guidance (4)
  8. ECLG 655. Multicultural Counseling (4)
  9. ECLG 656. Counseling Theories and Techniques (4)
  10. ECLG 657A. Counseling Practicum (4)
  11. ECLG 657B. Counseling Practicum (4)
  12. ECLG 658. Consultation and Advocacy (4)
  13. ECLG 678. Theory and Practice of Group Counseling (4)
  14. ECLG 679. Counseling Field Experience (4) for a total of (16)