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 19-09 - Adopted Preconditions, Program Standards and Performance Expectations for Pupil Personnel Services Credential Programs and the Transition Timeline for Programs and Anticipated Regulatory Changes.

Transition Plan for Implementation - Due June 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021

PPS Course Matrices

Program Standards

PPS Transition Technical Assistance Webinar

PPS Transition Presentation


Updated May 20, 2020