Course Requirements

Courses Required for a Master of Science in School Psychology, with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential:

This course listing has been provided to assist you in completing your catalog degree requirements. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the content of this course listing, it is the student's responsibility to verify the information with the requirements listed in the University Catalog and the degree guide available online.

Core Requirements (30 units)

PPS503 Counseling Theory

The course surveys the major theoretical approaches to individual counseling in the schools: e.g., Person-Centered Counseling, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Counseling/Therapy, Cognitive and Cognitive/Behavior Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Theories of change and resiliency research are studied. Students will examine each theory critically, practice techniques from some of them, and define a personal approach to counseling. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology or School Counseling Specialization.(3 units)

PPS503-G
McCoy, William Roger
09/05/2017 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B221
PPS503-H
McCoy, William Roger
10/30/2017 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B258
PPS503-D
McCoy, William Roger
10/30/2017 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B221

PPS512 Counseling Technq Exceptnl Child

The nature and needs of pupils in special education with a wide range of learning disorders and handicaps, as well as health problems, and emotional problems will be studied in conjunction with appropriate educational and counseling interventions. Attention to ethics and legislation governing special education, including those regulating practice with diverse populations is included. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology or School Counseling Specialization (3 units)

PPS512-A
McGuire, Jane
01/10/2018 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM James Complex ONLN
PPS512-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM James Complex ONLN
PPS512-C
McGuire, Jane
01/10/2018 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center

PPS513 Advanced Psychopathology

This course will focus on the variety of psychosocial problems of children and adolescents that impair academic success and life skills. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to differentiate among a wide range of clinical disorders, social and emotional disorders and behavioral disorders of childhood and adolescents. Candidates will review research studies, case studies, assessment tools, treatment design and school based intervention programs to facilitate positive outcomes for students impacted. Candidates will be involved in group processes, observations and case study reviews, fieldwork and research in various domains of psychopathology. Candidates will develop a repertoire of tools to assist them in the identification and intervention of individuals impacted within a linguistically and culturally diverse setting. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology or School Counseling Specialization.(3 units)

PPS513-A
Cabral, Nona
01/10/2018 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
PPS513-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex ONLN
PPS513-C
Cabral, Nona
01/10/2018 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN

PPS521 Devlp Culturally Competent Pract

This course will prepare school counselors and school psychologists with the knowledge, perspectives, and skills needed for effective practice in America's increasingly diverse schools. Through a series of field investigations and readings, students will examine how their own culturally-based beliefs and assumptions affect therapeutic practice, as well as how cultural factors, inter-group interactions, and racism are related to students' school behavior, learning, and academic achievement. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology or School Counseling Specialization. (3 units)

PPS521-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B221
PPS521-B
Cabral, Nona
01/10/2018 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B222

PPS533 Crisis Rspns Beh Intrvntn & Mgmt

This course will focus on the basic aspects of effective Crisis Response within the educational setting. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to draw from a variety of approaches and research based intervention strategies to assess and address the needs of students at-risk for academic failure due to depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, familial duress, traumatic events, natural disasters and terrorist events. Students learn principles of psychological triage, crisis response, prevention, mitigation, intervention and critical incidence stress debriefing. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology or School Counseling Specialization. (3 units)

PPS533-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 W 4:30 PM - 7:10 PM TBA
PPS533-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 W 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

PPS541 Human Communication Grp Process

This course presents a theoretical basis for group work, including group purpose, development, dynamics, and methods. It also requires application of learning through practice in group planning and group leadership in both small groups and classroom groups. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology or School Counseling Specialization. (3 units)

PPS541-A
Deckert, Kebra A.
09/05/2017 W 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B221
PPS541-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 W 4:30 PM - 7:10 PM TBA

PPS542 AppldResearchforSchoolPsycholgst

This course examines the theories, techniques, and statistics of psychological measurement including ways to conduct evaluation and critically evaluate data appropriate for use in the educational setting. Students will develop skills as a scientist-practitioner enabling them to review case studies, assessment tools, treatment designs and school-based intervention programs. Additional topics include individual differences, reliability, validity, standard error of measurement, standard scores, scaled scores, demographics, norm-referenced assessment and test construction and refinement. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology or School Counseling Specialization. (3 units; As Offered)

PPS542-A
McGuire, Jane
09/05/2017 W 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B219
PPS542-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 M 4:30 PM - 7:10 PM TBA

PPS553 Educ Assmnt fr School Psychology

Educational Assessment for School Psychology. This course will introduce students to specific assessment and educational testing techniques, strategies, instruments appropriate for use in identifying and placing special educational students, planning and measuring learning progress, and reevaluating learning needs. It will include legal and ethical considerations in assessment, basic concepts of measurement, and ethnic and cultural aspects of assessment. Twenty hours of fieldwork is required for this course. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology or School Counseling Specialization.(3 units; As Offered)

PPS553-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 M 4:30 PM - 7:10 PM Yeager Center
PPS553-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 M 4:30 PM - 7:10 PM Yeager Center

PPS555 Intervnt, Consult & Collabration

This course will focus on the basic aspects of effective communication between education professionals and others involved in the education and care of disabled individuals, including parents and family members. PPS credential candidates will acquire professional knowledge and skills which will be developed through readings, seminar discussions, in-class role plays, and field based practice experiences. They will discuss relevant ASCA/NASP professional standards. Ten hours of fieldwork is required for this course. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology or School Counseling Specialization.(3 units)

PPS555-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 M 7:20 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
PPS555-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 M 7:20 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

PPS567 Legal Ethic Prct DvrsGrps SchPsy

This course introduces legal and ethical practice to PPS candidates in school psychology. The Code of Ethics, Federal and State laws and Best Practices established by NASP will be reviewed and actively applied through observation of school psychologists, interviews with them, class work, case studies and direct applications in school-based settings. Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical issues faced by school psychologists, professional standards, the fundamentals of Federal and State guidelines and education code. Emphasis will be placed on the legal and ethical issues encountered under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) such as free appropriate public education, Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans, mediation, consultation and collaboration, due process, confidentiality laws, and family and student rights. Fifteen (15) hours of fieldwork are required. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology Specialization. (3 units)

PPS567-B
Cruise, Carla J.
09/05/2017 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B259
PPS567-A
Cruise, Carla J.
09/05/2017 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B219

School Psychology Requirements (13 units)

PPS501 Intro to School Psychology

This course is designed to introduce first-year students in the Pupil Personnel Services Credential Program in School Psychology to theory, roles, and functions, and current issues of school psychology as an academic discipline and as a professional field. This course will orient new students to the model of school psychology practice taught within this program: a scholar-practitioner model which requires the ability to think critically within the context of a broad base of practical experience. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology Specialization. (3 units)

PPS501-E
McGuire, Jane
09/05/2017 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B259
PPS501-D
McGuire, Jane
09/05/2017 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B219
PPS501-C
McGuire, Jane
09/05/2017 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B219

PPS524 Seminar in Report Writing

In this course school psychologists will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to write effective psycho-educational reports using assessment results. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology Specialization.(1 unit)

PPS524-A
Turner, Jerry L,, Jr.
09/09/2017 Sa 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B219

PPS544 Individual Intelligence Testing

This course provides students with direct instruction and supervised practice in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of major standardized measures of intelligence. The student will also gain experience in report writing. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology Specialization. (3 units)

PPS544-B
Turner, Jerry L,, Jr.
09/05/2017 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B222
PPS544-A
Cruise, Carla J.
09/05/2017 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B219

PPS563 Assmnt of Emotion & Beh Disorder

This course introduces the basic principles involved in identifying and assessing problem behaviors and pathology in the educational setting. Knowledge and data-analysis are used to form conclusions and to communicate them clearly in addressing serious behavior problems. Candidates design positive behavior support plans and comprehensive functional behavior support plans for individuals, as well as school-wide plans to affect positive behavior change. Concurrent enrollment in Practicum III is required. Completion of twenty (20) hours of fieldwork through this course assessing and observing pupils in order to demonstrate the ability to communicate the results effectively and develop appropriate behavior plans is required. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology Specialization.(3 units)

PPS563-A
Cruise, Carla J.
01/10/2018 W 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex 189

PPS564 Intro to School Neuropsychlogy

This course provides an in-depth study of the brain-behavior relationships in children and adolescents. Course content includes functional, developmental neuroanatomy, neuropsychological assessment methods and tests, descriptions of specific brain-related disorders, and ways of linking assessment with intervention and rehabilitation. This course does not cover adult neuropsychological functioning nor does it cover forensic neuropsychology. Prerequisites: Individual Intelligence Testing, or equivalent course, and experience with WISC-IV administration. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology Specialization. (3 units)

PPS564-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 W 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

Practicum Course Requirements (6 units)

PPS515 Practicum: Role Sch Psychologist

This course provides students with supervised opportunities to observe school psychologists working in a variety of roles within a school community and to interact with school psychologists regarding the nature of the job of school psychologist. Reflection about the student's own personality, work style, and areas of strength and weakness will also be integrated into the understanding of the roles of the school psychologist. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology Specialization. (1 unit)

PPS515-A
Conrad, Doralee
09/16/2017 Sa 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Yeager Center B259

PPS525 Practicum: Cnsl in Sch Setting

This course provides students with the opportunity to explore the role of the school psychologist as a mental health agent within the school systems through observation, interview, and participation with a school-based mental health professional. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology Specialization. (1 unit)

PPS525-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 Sa 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM TBA

PPS535 Practicum:Educational Assessment

This course is designed to provide the school psychologist student with supervised opportunities to administer commonly used academic achievement tests and authentic assessments. The emphasis is on becoming comfortable with administration of the most widely used standardized academic tests, scoring, and understanding of how to use test manuals. Curriculum-based assessment techniques will also be utilized. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology Specialization. (1 unit)

PPS535-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 Sa 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM TBA

PPS545 Practicum:Cnsl&Clincial Diagnsis

This practicum is designed to allow students to investigate current issues related to the practice of school psychology with an emphasis on prevention and intervention. Students will identify intervention models and resources for specific types of problems facing young people today. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology Specialization. (1 unit)

PPS545-A
McCoy, William Roger
01/20/2018 Sa 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM TBA

PPS550 Practicum:Edu Intrvntn Divrs Grp

This practicum is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills necessary to become effective problem solvers in relation to academic issues. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology or School Counseling Specialization. (1 unit)

PPS550-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 Sa 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM TBA
PPS550-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 Sa 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM TBA

PPS565 Practicum: Beh Assmnt & Intrvntn

Candidates will identify and assess problem behaviors and pathology in a multicultural educational setting, design positive behavior support plans, and develop comprehensive functional behavior support plans. They will design individual and school-wide plans to effect positive behavior change, analyze data to develop effective intervention strategies, and communicate these findings clearly. They will develop the knowledge and skills to address serious behavior problems. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology or School Counseling Specialization. (1 unit)r use o)ÙÑ

PPS565-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/20/2018 Sa 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM TBA
PPS565-B
McCoy, William Roger
01/10/2018 Sa 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM TBA

Final Field Experience Requirements (12 units)

Students must have documented at least 450 hours in introductory fieldwork through the completion of the practicum courses to be approved to begin the field experience/internship requirements.

PPS577 Field Exp/Intrn I School Psych

Supervised field experience in paid or unpaid internship in school psychology. Candidates develop competencies in assessment and data based decision making, consultation, and systems change, cognitive and academic interventions, mental health interventions, and home/school/community collaboration. In addition to the required field experience, students are expected to participate in fifteen (15) hours of on-campus seminar and group supervision each semester. Candidates for the PPS credential will complete 600 hours of field experience for each course with satisfactory evaluations by the university and district supervisors. At least 800 hours of the total must be in preschool-grad 12. Of the 1200 hours required, 400 may be completed in other appropriate settings and activities as documented by institutional records. This may be done on a full-time basis over the course of one academic year, or on a part-time basis over the period of no more than two consecutive academic years. Prerequisite: successful completion of all coursework, including 450 hours of field practice, approval for the internship by the Education Committee, and approval of fieldwork site by program coordinator or advisor. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology Specialization. Pass/Fail. (6 units)

PPS577-A
McGuire, Jane
09/05/2017 W 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B222
PPS577-A
McGuire, Jane
01/10/2018 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B220

PPS579 Field Exp/IntrnII Sch Psychology

Supervised field experience in paid or unpaid internship in school psychology. Candidates develop competencies in assessment and data based decision making, consultation, and systems change, cognitive and academic interventions, mental health interventions, and home/school/community collaboration. In addition to the required field experience, students are expected to participate in fifteen (15) hours of on-campus seminar and group supervision each semester. Candidates for the PPS credential will complete 600 hours of field experience for each course with satisfactory evaluations by the university and district supervisors. At least 800 hours of the total must be in preschool-grad 12. Of the 1200 hours required, 400 may be completed in other appropriate settings and activities as documented by institutional records. This may be done on a full-time basis over the course of one academic year, or on a part-time basis over the period of no more than two consecutive academic years. Prerequisite: successful completion of all coursework, including 450 hours of field practice, approval for the internship by the Education Committee, and approval of fieldwork site by program coordinator or advisor. Twenty (20) hours of fieldwork required. Prerequisite: Declared School Psychology Specialization. Pass/Fail. (6 units)

PPS579-A
McGuire, Jane
01/10/2018 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B220