Above: Candidates at the Graduate Studies Showcase
Pupil Personnel Services Credential Program
The School Counseling Pupil Personnel Services Credential is offered in the Department of Counseling, which is part of the School of Social Sciences at Sonoma State University. The credential is granted as part of a 60-unit Masters in Counseling degree. There is also an option for those with existing Masters in Counseling degrees to enter the "credential only" track in order to qualify for the PPS credential.
The 60-unit graduate program in counseling offers two professional training options: Option I prepares students for Community Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) licensure, and Option II prepares students for the School Counseling: Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC). The PPSC preparation program is coordinated by a member of the PPSC program faculty, in close collaboration with other Counseling Department faculty; program decisions and curricular revisions are drive by PPSC program faculty in conjunction with Counseling Department faculty. Departmental oversight rests with the Department Chair. The PPSC program coordinator also consults with the Deans of the School of Social Sciences and the School of Education as needed.