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.
Approximately 20-25 students are accepted each year. Students are accepted as a cohort and are expected to complete the following classes in sequence. Students admitted to the PPS program will start this sequence in year 2. Deadlines for turning in your application packets are:
- Early: Program application due by February 15, 2018
- Regular: Program application due by April 26, 2018
- Late: Program application due by June 1, 2018