Welcome to the
School Psychology Program
The School Psychology Program at CSU San Bernardino provides professional preparation for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with Specialization in School Psychology. The program is designed to meet the mandates for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology (PPS) established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The program is also designed to meet the national accreditation standards of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) as adopted in 1984 and revised in 2000. Note that the current program is revised to reflect the new standards of CCTC (2000) and NCATE, the national accreditation organization used by NASP.
Students who have graduated from the Educational Counseling Program at
CSU-San Bernardino will have already taken the Common, Standard coursework
as part of their program. Candidates from other programs and universities
will have transcripts individually evaluated to ascertain how thoroughly
previous graduate work complies with the Common Standards which are required
by the state for certification. Previous coursework will be substituted
with appropriate verification using transcripts and course catalog descriptions
from the college or university where this coursework was completed. Students
admitted to the School Psychology Credential Program will design a two
or three-year schedule with their advisor to make up any coursework needed
to comply with the Common Standards for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential
as well as advanced coursework (51 unit sequence), which meets the state
standards for School Psychology specialization. Included in this sequence
are twelve hundred (1200) hours of internship in a school setting (K-12),
or clinic setting, 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 following
the first year of study.