MA in Counseling and PPSC in School Counseling

This integrated degree prepares students to serve as a School Counselor, providing support to children and encouraging youth to pursue college and careers.

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling is an integrated program designed to streamline the process by reducing the steps to becoming a school counselor. Change the lives of adolescents by encouraging them to pursue college, a career and dream about their future.

  • Understand state and federal laws and regulations affecting school district guidance programs.
  •  Demonstrate knowledge of personal strengths, assets, values, beliefs, and attitudes.
  • Apply research-based counseling theory to particular problems.
  • Create effective counseling program.


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Next Session

Jan 08, 2018

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Available Campuses

Fairfield Campus
4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield, CA 94534
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Visalia Campus
649 South County Center Drive, Visalia, CA 93277
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • An autobiographical essay (2-3 pages)
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Current Resume (showing experience working with children)
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who know the candidate in a work setting, preferably one working with children
California Residency

This program is only available to California residents

Stand Alone Credential

A stand alone School Counseling Credential may be available to candidates who have earned a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling, or the equivalent in a directly related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Graduate Level Exams

For detailed information about graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog.

Program Curriculum

  • CSPU 500  Introduction to Counseling and Interpersonal Relations: Concepts and Skills


    CSPU 511  Introduction to the Ethical Practice of School Counseling


    CSPU 512  Advanced Counseling and Intervention


    CSPU 513  Group Leadership and Intervention


    CSPU 514  Cultural and Community Issues in Counseling and School Psychology


    CSPU 515  Practicum in Counseling and Intervention


    CSPU 516  Children and Youth in Developmental Context


    CSPU 616  Leadership and Systems Change


    CSPU 617  Transition to Work and Career


    CSPU 618  Best Practices in Counseling


    CSPU 620  Supervision and Mentoring in School Counseling I


    CSPU 621  Supervision and Mentoring in School Counseling II


    CSPU 640  Consultation and Indirect Intervention


    EDUU 511  Collaboration For Inclusive Schooling


    EDUU 600  Research and Evaluation Methods


    EDUU 602  Positive Behavior Supports


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