School Counseling, M.A. with Pupil Personnel Services Credential, P.P.S.

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The Master of Arts in School Counseling program is a 48-semester-hour combined degree/credential program. It is designed for candidates who plan to serve as School Counselors in a California K-12 public or private school setting. As a combined degree/credential program, it incorporates the required courses and fieldwork experiences mandated by the 2019 California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) program standards and School Counseling Performance Expectations (SCPEs) for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the California PPS credential and can obtain the Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA) Added Authorization to the PPS credential by completing additional requirements for the LMU CWA program. The program leading to the School Counseling credential meets the California state requirements and is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.