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School Psychology with Pupil Personnel Services Credential (MAE + PPS)

About This Masters Degree

Course Description

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

Alliant's school psychology degree program prepares professionals who are committed to service and advocacy on behalf of students, families and teachers. Our students and alumni are skilled at providing valuable and life-changing mental health, specials needs and culturally-competent services, including assessments, interventions, and individualized education and behavior modification plans.

Alliant's educational psychology master's program will establish you as an expert able to help students and families learn to cope with a variety of emotional, social and academic challenges. These challenges may include language and cultural barriers, substance abuse, violence, victimization and learning or behavioral disorders. A focus on diversity, multiculturalism and internationalism is one of the core tenants of Alliant International University and a distinguishing feature of our school psychology program.

Program Overview

50 units of coursework + 10 units of PPS credential internship
Full program completion in three years (or five years if also pursing the PsyD)
Complete coursework and 450 practicum hours during the program's first two years
Complete a 1200 hour internship during the program's third year (required to earn the PPS Credential in School Psychology)
Late afternoon, evening and/or weekend classes for working adults
Low student-to-faculty ratio/small class sizes
No GRE requirement
No prerequisites - any undergraduate major is welcome to apply
Option to apply for advanced standing in Alliant's PsyD in Educational Psychology program to earn your PsyD in just two additional years


Six California locations: San Diego, Los Angeles, Irvine, San Francisco, Fresno and Sacramento

Visit the School Psychology with Pupil Personnel Services Credential (MAE + PPS) page on the Alliant International University - San Francisco Campus website for more details!

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