School Psychology

PPS Credential and Master of Arts
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The master of arts in school psychology with a California pupil personnel services (PPS) credential prepares you to become an effective school psychologist. Curriculum includes both academic training and applied field experience with children and adolescents. You will explore the theory and application of student psychology in a Christian setting, with a focus on assessing and counseling students of all backgrounds.

Highlights

  • Small class sizes
  • Experienced and highly rated university faculty
  • Blended schedule with courses in class and online
  • Includes both academic classroom training and applied field experience
  • Our grads are sought by top districts
  • Christian setting and value-centered curriculum
  • 3 BCBA courses built into schedule

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared to work as school psychologists in a variety of settings including public, private and child development organizations. Some graduates go on to work in higher education settings.

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Interview with program director
  • Impromptu writing sample
  • Statement of intent
  • Three reference forms
  • Successful completion of CBEST (credential requirement)
  • GRE or MAT results
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree*
  • Valid California credential or Certificate of Clearance
  • Verification of negative TB test (within last 12 months)
  • Letter of explanation if GPA is under 2.75

* Candidates must bring unofficial transcripts from all universities/colleges attended to interview with program director.

Prerequisites

  • Prerequisite Classes:
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Child Development
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Educational Statistics & Research Design
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Introduction to Counseling Theories