This degree prepares you to provide counseling and support services to students at K-12 grade levels, as well as positions in higher education. The PPS Credential in School Counseling is required for work in K-12 public school settings.

Program Units
Average Duration
2½ years
On-campus, full-time or part-time course load 
Course Availability

Fall and Spring 15-week semesters with Summer sessions

  • Thousand Oaks
  • Woodland Hills
  • Oxnard
2017-18 Cost

$730 per credit

$35,770 base cost

Veteran's Benefits


You may specialize in School Counseling, and then add the Child Welfare and Attendance specialization that offers additional training in working with those students most at-risk for school failure. 

After completion, you will be eligible for the Clear Pupil Personnel Services Credential offered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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Featured Course

EDCG 581: Diverse Perspectives in Education and Culturally Proficient Leadership

This foundational course explores the history of diversity and multicultural education, and introduces the conceptual framework of Cultural Proficiency as a lens for counselors in promoting equitable practices for all students in educational settings.

An exploration of candidates’ self-identity, beliefs and values, and the impact on their roles as counselors, advocates, and leaders in diverse and inclusive educational settings will be conducted.


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