NOTE: Due to COVID-19 the required transition to the new standards has been deferred to academic year 2022-2023. Refer to Commission Agenda Item 2020-18.


Pupil Personnel Services Preparation Programs

Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential professionals include school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers and child welfare and attendance providers. PPS programs provide candidates exposure to multidisciplinary teams to foster understanding and respect the contributions and perspectives of their respective colleagues. Multidisciplinary teams collaborate together as a unified and cohesive component of the larger school system to meet the learning and developmental needs of all students.

PPS programs support a multidisciplinary PPS team to prepare candidates to provide prevention as well as timely and relevant interventions. Through the use of a cultural humility framework PPS programs support candidate’s understanding of the ways in which ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and environmental factors can influence learning, and achievement. PPS Programs support candidate’s growth as PPS professionals who work both individually and collectively to develop and support successful learning and promote the healthy development and resilience of all students.

Transitioning to New 2019 Program Standards

PSA-20-09 (Supersedes 19-09) -Deferral of the Transition Date for Pupil Personnel Services Credential Programs to Transition to the 2019 Program Standards to Academic Year 2022-23

Transition Plan for Implementation - Due January 2022 - (For Implementation in Academic Year 2022-23)

PPS Course Matrices

Program Standards

PPS Transition Technical Assistance Webinar

PPS Transition Presentation


Updated September 29, 2020