Pupil Personnel Services Credential: School Psychology Designation

The Pupil Personnel Services Credential, School Psychology designation, is offered through the College of Professional & Global Education (CPaGE). To be eligible for the program, students must have:

  • At least a Master of Science Degree in Psychology with a concentration in School Psychology or a closely related master’s or doctorate degree;
  • Completed of a minimum of 720 hours of supervised field work experience, which demonstrates skill and knowledge in the areas of assessment, intervention, program evaluation, consultation, group assessment, and collaboration with community agencies.
    • This field work experience also must demonstrate skills in applying psychological theory, legal principles, ethical principles and educational and psychological research. A credentialed School Psychologist (PPS Credential, School Psychology designation) and experienced practitioner (at least two years of fully credentialed experience) must supervise the entire field experience. 
  • Passed all subject areas of the CBEST.
  • Complied with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) standards that are typically met during the first two years of the Master of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration of School Psychology. have completed the M.S. in Psychology from SF State with a concentration in School Psychology.

For additional information regarding prerequisites and eligibility requirements for the Program, review and complete all application procedures located on the Pupil Personnel Services Credential: School Psychology Authorization, Department of Psychology Designation website

Pupil Personnel Services Credential: School Psychology Designation - 24 units

Courses listed below are required for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with a School Psychology authorization

Professional Course Requirements

PSY 858Conference to Accompany Psychology Internship (3 units per semester, 6 per year)6
PSY 859Psychology Internship (6 units per semester, 12 per year)12
PSY 891Seminar in Selected Problems3
PSY 899Independent Study3