School of Education
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Master of Arts in School Counseling, PPS Credential
The 49 credit School Counseling program meets requirements recently issued by the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for those seeking a career in school counseling in K-12 schools.
OPTION: After their first semester at USF, students enrolled in the 49-credit School Counseling/Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Program have the option to enroll in a 60-credit Dual Concentration Program in School Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling.
Graduates of the program obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and are eligible for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential. They may be employed:
They also may choose to pursue a doctoral degree.
The School Counseling program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing counselors to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, adolescents, and young adults in educational settings.
The program emphasizes:
Students learn theories and effective, pragmatic interventions with youth in schools. The program has a social justice orientation which seeks to foster equity, respect for diversity, creativity, compassion and community empowerment.
“When asked if I feel ‘ready’ to enter the field of school counseling, I always reflect on how the USF School Counseling Program has prepared me to work with the universal issues faced by adolescents as well as those specifically related to underserved youth in urban schools.” - Andrea Davis, School Counseling Psychology Alumna
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999