Pupil Personnel Service Credential: School Psychology Authorization

Dr. Diane Harris, PPS Program Coordinator

Tel. (415) 338-7064

E-mail: dharris@sfsu.edu

Application for Fall 2018 admission is due June 15, 2018.

NOTE: If you did NOT receive your MS in School Psychology from SF State, and you want to apply to the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential, YOU MUST GET EXTERNAL EVALUATION before you can apply to the program. Please email Tina Perdices (trpinsf@gmail.com) for external evaluation. This will also require a $150 fee.

The school psychology credential internship program is offered during the Fall and Spring semester only. The psychology department at SF State offers a one-year, 24-unit program leading to the State Pupil Personnel Services Credential with an emphasis in school psychology.

To be admitted to the program, individuals must demonstrate the following pre-requisites:

  • Possess a master of science degree in psychology with a concentration in school psychology or a related master's or doctoral degree
  • Have completed a minimum of 720 hours of school-related experience supervised by a credentialed school psychologist
  • Comply with all standards of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP), including knowledge of growth and development, socio-cultural competence, biological bases of behavior, assessment, clinical intervention, comprehensive prevention and early intervention, consultation services, family school collaboration, school safety and violence prevention, learning theory and psychological foundations, legal and ethical standards, professional collaboration and coordination of services, instructional design, emergent technologies, the organization and operation of schools, models for the delivery of school psychology services and the roles and functions of school psychologists
  • Skill in cultural diversity competence, individual and group assessment, individual and group intervention, program planning and evaluation, collaborative consultation, wellness promotion, crisis intervention and clinical intervention, utilizing legal aspects, using community resources, research and evaluation methods, statistics and measurement and technology, legal, ethical and professional conduct

 

The following courses are required for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with a School Psychology authorization. Students enrolled in the M.S. in Psychology with a concentration in School Psychology at SF State are eligible for this Program, as well as are any outside applicants who hold an M.S. degree in School Psychology or other related field.

 

  Professional Course Requirements Units
PSY 858 Conference to Accompany Psychology Internship 6
PSY 859 Psychology Internship 12
PSY 899 Special Study 3
BSS 803 Integrated and Collaborative Services for Children 3
  Minimum Total Units 24