Pupil Personnel Services Credential
The School Counseling specialization authorizes the holder to perform the following duties:
- Develop, plan, implement, and evaluate a school counseling and guidance program including academic, career, personal and social development
- Advocate for the high academic achievement and social development of all students
- Provide school-wide prevention and intervention strategies and counseling services
- Provide consultation, training, and staff development to teachers and parents regarding students' needs
- Supervise a district-approved advisory program as described in California Education Code, Section 49600
Child Welfare and Attendance
The Child Welfare and Attendance specialization authorizes the holder to perform the following duties:
- Access appropriate services from both public and private providers, including law enforcement and social services
- Provide staff development to school personnel regarding state and federal laws pertaining to due process and child welfare and attendance laws
- Address school policies and procedures that inhibit academic success
- Implement strategies to improve student attendance
- Participate in school-wide reform efforts
- Promote understanding and appreciation of those factors that affect the attendance of culturally-diverse student populations
The following are the CCTC requirements for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential, School Counseling :
- Post-baccalaureate degree study, minimum 49 semester units, in accredited professional preparation program, including practicum
- Certificate of Clearance (fingerprint clearance)
- Basic Skills Proficiency (CBEST)
To obtain the additional authorization in Child Welfare and Attendance, you must hold a valid Pupil Personnel Services, School Counseling credential. One additional course including practicum is required for the Child Welfare and Attendance authorization. This authorization is added to the existing Pupil Personnel Services credential.
How To Apply For The Clear Credential
Prior to submission of a credential application, you must have an academic exit with your advisor. Call 805-493-3421 to schedule this exit. If you are aware of outstanding charges on your student account, you must make arrangements with the Business Office prior to submission of a credential application. If you submit an application and a hold has been placed on your account by the Business Office, the application will be returned to you. You may submit an application without final grades posted after May 1st for spring completion, and after December 1st for fall completion. However, the application will not be processed until eligibility and all grades have been verified.
Complete the Request for Credential Recommendation.
PAY YOUR $40.00 CREDENTIAL APPLICATION FEE HERE!
Submit the application and receipt of $40 CLU application fee to the Graduate School of Education Credentials Office. Be sure to read the instructions thoroughly and keep them for future reference. Click here for more detailed information regarding the credential application process.