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MAE in School Psychology with Pupil Personnel Services Credential

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Master’s in School Psychology Online Degree Overview


Today’s schools are challenged, and people like you are needed more than ever. This online master’s program is designed to help fill an important role for students.

The California School of Education (CSOE) has an online master of arts in education (MAE) with pupil personnel services (PPS) credential in school psychology. It is an accredited graduate degree program. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to fulfill the critical role of acting as a guiding light for students during their most formative years. Whether you plan on becoming a school psychologist or an educator, you’ll complete the program with the tools and skills you need to succeed in this important work.

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Program Highlights


CTC-Approved Curriculum

Our graduate program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), one of the highest standards in the country and the world.

Hands-On Experience

In the program you’ll complete a school psychology internship in an approved K-12 public or charter graduate school to gain valuable hands-on experience.

Strong Partnerships

At CSOE, our strong partnerships and relationships within the education community provide the opportunity for you to build relationships and create prospects.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What scholarship and financial aid options are available?

Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education, and Alliant offers institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.

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When does the degree program start?

The program is an eight-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. Learn more with our eight-week term academic calendar.

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How long does it take to complete the program?

The pupil personnel services credential in school psychology degree is a 60-credit program and takes a minimum of three years to complete, over 13 terms.

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I already have a master’s degree. Can I just complete the PPS credential?

Students may qualify for the PPS-only option if they already hold a master’s degree in a related field (counseling, MFT, counseling psychology, special education, etc.). We ask prospective students to fill out a transfer credit evaluation form and submit a copy of their transcripts to determine if they qualify.

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Can I work full-time and complete the program?

Since some practicum hours are required during the psychology program, it is recommended that students limit work to no more than 35 hours per week. Scheduling flexibility is also recommended so that students may complete some of their required practicum hours during typical K-12 school hours.

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What is the modality of this program?

All coursework for the MAE in school psychology with pupil personnel services credential program can be completed online, allowing you to tailor your education to your schedule.

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Rodrigo Enciso

This is a profession in which you can really change the hearts and minds of many and make a difference. There are many opportunities to be able to transform systems and provide support in more ways that increase your impact in the lives of your students.

Rodrigo Enciso
School Psychologist and CSOE Alumnus
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Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and to promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve lives. We offer an education that is accredited, focused on practical knowledge and skills, connected with diverse faculty and alumni, and aimed at the student experience.

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Why CSOE

CSOE offers a variety of degrees, certificates, and credentials in education that prepare you to make a lasting difference through teaching, counseling, leadership, advocacy, administration, management, and community work. Whether you’re looking for an online degree program or an in-person learning experience for your higher education, we are here to guide you every step of the way.

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