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School Psychology Program

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 the CASE office after receiving a contract from a district. 

Fall 2021 Application Deadline Dates:

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021