Welcome to the School Psychology Program
The School Psychology Program at CSU San Bernardino provides professional preparation for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) with Specialization in School Psychology. The program is designed to fulfill all mandates for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The program is also designed to meet the national accreditation standards of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
The CSU San Bernardino School Psychology Education Specialist (Ed.S.) combined with the PPS program is a 63 semester unit sequence of training. It is designed for individuals with backgrounds in psychology, education, child development, and other social services. Additionally, we offer a PPS program in School Psychology. This program is designed for professionals who already possess a Masters or Doctoral degree in Educational Counseling, Psychology, Child Development, Special Education, Education, Marriage/Family Therapy, and Social Work, or are in the final stages of training for such a discipline (e.g. final year of coursework or finishing a culminating experience).
The final stage of training for either program includes 1200 hour field experience which may be paid (referred to as internship) or unpaid (referred to as fieldwork).
The first and second years of the program consist of eighteen courses (nine each year with three courses taken each; fall, winter, and spring quarters). The third year includes a course of field supervision in each quarter (summer, fall, winter, spring). Included in this sequence are twelve hundred (1200) hours of internship in a school setting (P-12), or clinic setting (up to 400 hours), which are accrued year round. Supervision is provided on site a minimum of two hours per week by a credentialed school psychologist with at least three years of experience in the field. The student is also supervised on the university site two hours per week during the internship. If the student intends to obtain a paid internship in School Psychology, he/she must apply for the internship credential from COE Credentials Processing after receiving a contract from a district.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission Statement
In the pursuit of academic excellence, the School Psychology program at California State University, San Bernardino, is committed to recruiting, supporting, and retaining a community of students, faculty, and staff that reflects the diversity of our state and nation. The students, faculty, and staff recognize and respect the dignity and worth of all people. We value individual differences including, but not limited to, racial and ethnic backgrounds, nationality, gender expression, sexual orientation, abilities/disability, religion, socioeconomic status, political diversity, age, and divergent perspectives. We are a diverse community where all members feel supported and included. Our faculty teach from a social justice perspective. Emphasis is placed on social justice, diversity, multiculturalism, social capital, and inclusive principles during the school psychology program. We welcome discussion of complex issues related to diversity and equity inside and outside the classroom. We are dedicated to providing all students multiple opportunities for their voices to be heard. We believe a commitment to these principles of inclusion is necessary to our scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and democracy.