Courses

Students completing all requirements including course requirements, 450 hours of introductory fieldwork, 1200 hours of field experience/ internship following completion of coursework, and a passing score on the required Praxis exam for School Psychology will be eligible for the Master of Science in School Psychology and may apply for recommendation for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with an authorization in School Psychology.

 

Core Requirements 

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-C
Robinson, Daniel Craig
08/24/2020 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center

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
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
PPS512-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
PPS512-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 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
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
PPS513-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
PPS513-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center

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
01/11/2021 W 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
PPS521-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
PPS521-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center

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-F
Plew, Michael D.
05/11/2020 W 4:30 PM - 7:10 PM Yeager Center B218
PPS533-G
Plew, Michael D.
05/11/2020 W 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B218
PPS533-C
Fletcher, Stephanie A.
05/11/2020 W 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B219

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-D
Sagoe-Shields, Jessika Akua
05/11/2020 - Online
PPS541-A
Robinson, Daniel Craig
08/24/2020 W 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center

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)

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-B
Lingle, Brittney Nicole-Judge
05/11/2020 M 7:15 PM - 9:55 PM Yeager Center B218
PPS553-A
Lingle, Brittney Nicole-Judge
05/11/2020 M 4:30 PM - 7:10 PM Yeager Center B219

PPS555 Intervnt, Consult and Collabratn

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
Faoro, David
05/11/2020 M 7:15 PM - 9:55 PM Yeager Center B259
PPS555-B
McPhail, Jason Lind
05/11/2020 M 4:30 PM - 7:10 PM Yeager Center B221
PPS555-C
Felipe, Francisco,, III
05/11/2020 M 7:20 PM - 10:00 PM Yeager Center B251

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)

 

School Psychology Requirements 

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-B
McGuire, Jane
08/31/2020 W 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
PPS501-A
McGuire, Jane
08/31/2020 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center

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-B
Cross, Karen Louise
08/29/2020 Sa 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Yeager Center
PPS524-A
Cross, Karen Louise
08/29/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Yeager Center

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
McGuire, Jane
08/24/2020 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
PPS544-A
STAFF, STAFF
08/24/2020 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center

PPS563 Assmnt: Emotion and 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-B
STAFF, STAFF
08/24/2020 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
PPS563-A
Warren, Jeremy E.
08/24/2020 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
PPS563-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
PPS563-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 W 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center

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-E
Cross, Karen Louise
05/11/2020 T 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B259
PPS564-F
Cross, Karen Louise
05/11/2020 Th 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B259

SPE546 Applied Behavior Analysis

The course focuses on developing an educational approach to supporting positive academic and social behaviors in the classroom and community using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Specifically, students will be presented with the concepts of reinforcement, punishment, stimulus, control, shaping, and fading as they are applied to increasing or decreasing academic and social behaviors. Students will also be presented with information regarding functional assessment, behavior support and behavior intervention plans, and laws (federal and state) governing behavioral issues related to individuals with special needs. Fieldwork required. (3 units)

SPE546-A
Solorio, Nicolle Loraine
05/11/2020 M 4:30 PM - 7:10 PM Yeager Center B258
SPE546-A
Ferko, Doreen J.
08/24/2020 W 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
SPE546-B
STAFF, STAFF
08/24/2020 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
SPE546-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center

SPE558 Assessment and Interventions

This course will equip candidates with the theories and skills related to assessment and intervention of students with Mild/Moderate disabilities. Candidates will examine the relationship among assessment, disability, and intervention. Candidates will examine the basic concepts and thoeretical foundation of assessment as well as the range of assessments from informal to formal. Issues related to culture, language, faith and disability as they impact student learning are also emphasized. This course will provide candidates with opportunities to connect assessment to interventions that address the unique needs of students with Mild/Moderate disabilities. Finally, this course is a clinical course requiring 20 hours of fieldwork that will occur at a designated school site. Prerequites: Program Acceptance, Successful completion of EDU512, EDU516, and EDU518 4 units; Fall/Spring/Summer/As Offered

SPE558-B
Hulstrom, Jordan Scott
08/24/2020 W 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
SPE558-A
Ferko, Doreen J.
08/24/2020 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
SPE558-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center

 

Practicum Course Requirements 

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-B
Cross, Karen Louise
08/25/2020 T 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Yeager Center
PPS515-A
Cross, Karen Louise
08/25/2020 T 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Yeager Center

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-B
Warren, Jeremy E.
05/30/2020 Sa 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Yeager Center B221
PPS525-A
Warren, Jeremy E.
05/30/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Yeager Center B220

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
Lingle, Brittney Nicole-Judge
05/30/2020 Sa 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Yeager Center B218
PPS535-B
Lingle, Brittney Nicole-Judge
05/30/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Yeager Center B219

PPS545 Practicum:Cnsl andClncl 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
STAFF, STAFF
01/23/2021 Sa 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Yeager Center
PPS545-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/23/2021 Sa 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Yeager Center

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
Faoro, David
05/30/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Yeager Center B218
PPS550-B
McPhail, Jason Lind
05/30/2020 Sa 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Yeager Center B259
PPS550-C
Felipe, Francisco,, III
05/23/2020 Sa 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Yeager Center B259

PPS565 Practicum:Beh Assmnt andIntrvntn

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)

PPS565-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/23/2021 Sa 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Yeager Center
PPS565-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/23/2021 Sa 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Yeager Center
PPS565-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/23/2021 Sa 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Yeager Center

 

Final Field Experience Requirements 

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-B
Gentry, Brittany Alise
09/01/2020 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
PPS577-A
Cross, Karen Louise
09/01/2020 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
PPS577-C
Sommers, Sara E.
09/01/2020 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
PPS577-A
STAFF, STAFF
04/05/2021 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center

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
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
PPS579-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
PPS579-C
STAFF, STAFF
04/05/2021 M 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center