Pupil Personnel Services Credential: School Counseling Specialization Program
The School Counseling Specialization is required to work as a school counselor in CA public schools. It is approved by the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The CTC sets the standards and competencies for the state, and Cal State East Bay’s program is designed to incorporate all knowledge, skills and practical experiences required to meet those expectations.
The School Counseling Credential program is a two-year course of study that reflects an integration of local program needs, the campus mission, and the direction provided by the National Standards and National Model of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the National Career Development Guidelines (NOICC). The program is designed to train competent practitioners who are prepared to be leaders in building comprehensive, results-based school counseling programs that serve the needs of all pupils.
The School Counseling Credential program includes specific training in guidance program models, guidance program development and implementation, and in the comprehensive and developmental school guidance curricula for academic, career, and personal/social development. Students also learn team building, management, and accountability for a comprehensive guidance program.
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
- University application.
- Department application.
- Official transcripts sent to both the University and the Department of Educational Psychology.
- Three academic professional references.
- Basic Skills requirement.
- Certificate of Clearance.
- A personal statement.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report.
- Complete the prerequisite coursework for the program before Educational Psychology courses begin in fall.
Other Graduate & Post-Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
In addition to departmental requirements, every student must also satisfy the University requirements for graduation as described throughout this catalog. These include the 70% unit residence requirement; the five-year rule on currency of subject matter; the minimum number of units in 600-level courses; the “C” minimum grade for each graduate course; the 3.00 cumulative grade point average; and the University Writing Skills Requirement.
Note: For information on meeting the University Writing Skills Requirement, see the Testing Office website at www.csueastbay.edu/testing or call (510) 885-3661.