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 (CCTC). 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 ninety-five (95) quarter 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.
Information SessionsFor those interested in the School Pschology program, you are invited to attend one of our upcoming Information Sessions. Master program information meetings are not mandatory, but highly encouraged.
These meetings are designed to be informative and provide a comprehensive overview of the programs. It is very important that you attend one of these meetings as we will be handing out a packet of documents and materials you will need for admission to the program. There will be time for you to ask questions and meet your fellow future school psychologists and counselors.
- Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:00 p.m. CE-107
- Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:00 pm. CE-213
- Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:00 p.m. TBA
- Tuesday, March. 10, 2020 4:00 p.m. TBA