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Master’s in School Counseling with PPS Credential

Become an Advocate for Students' Success

The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in School Counseling degree program is for candidates who wish to pursue a school counseling career working with children and adolescents in pre-K-12 schools. Embedded with the program is the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential that is required for employment as a school counselor within California school districts.

What Do School Counselors Do?

Our Master’s in School Counseling program helps prepare students to work as school counselors in elementary and secondary school settings. School counselors serve as student advocates and counseling support, working with other professionals within the school (teachers, school psychologists, school nurses, etc.) to create positive learning environments that maximize students’ success.

School counselors design and implement counseling programs that help to equip students to better manage emotions and behaviors, make decisions, cope with challenges, prevent and resolve conflicts, overcome learning disorders, and improve attendance. School counselors also assist students in improving self-management skills, and provide guidance toward helping students achieve future goals through appropriate career and academic counseling.

Who Should Apply?

The School Counseling Master's program is ideal for students who already have degrees, experience, and backgrounds in a variety of areas, including:

  • Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Education
  • Child development
  • Liberal students
  • Teaching
  • Social work

Why Earn a Master's in School Counseling at Alliant?

  • Late afternoon and evening classes make it easier for professional educators to earn their degree while working full-time.
  • Small class sizes and a low-student-to-faculty ratio mean students receive more one-on-one attention.
  • No GRE requirement.
  • No prerequisites. Any undergraduate major can apply.

Locations

Our Master’s in School Counseling with PPS Credential program is available at six campus locations in California:

  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Fresno
  • Sacramento
  • Irvine

School Counseling PPS Credential-Only Program

If you wish to become a school counselor and already hold a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Counseling, Special Education, Education, or another related field, you may be eligible for Alliant's Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential-only program in School Counseling.

Get Started Today!

Take the first step toward a rewarding career in school counseling today. To learn more about our Master’s in School Counseling, fill out the Request Information form at the top of this page, Live Chat with us, or give us a call at 1-866-UALLIANT (1-866-825-5426).

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