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The Post-Master Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC), designed for professionals with an MSW, qualifies you for certification with the state of California as a school social worker. This 10-credit program includes four units of externship done in a school setting.
Prepare yourself for a rewarding career supporting students as a school social worker with the PPSC. This opportunity is available for qualified professionals in California with an MSW, currently working in social work. School social workers help students achieve their full potential in the school setting and work closely to enhance their well-being at home and within the community.
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Pupil Personnel Services Credential Program, SJSU
The Pupil Personnel Services Credential's application process goes directly through the department. Please follow the steps outlined in the video when applying to the program.
Learn from anywhere in California. Six of the ten credits are completed online.
The four-credit field experience is completed in person in your California location. It prepares you with skills to promote and support student’s academic and social successes.
Successfully completing this program makes you eligible to apply for the California State PPSC in two areas: 1) School Social Work and 2) Child Welfare & Attendance.
SJSU is voted #5 in College Factual’s 2023 list of best California Social Work schools.
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Join our accelerated and highly selective MSW Advanced Standing program. Graduate in just one year and begin your advanced career in social work. 37 units complete this program, with in-person internship requirements.
Our two-year Master of Social Work (MSW) hybrid program offers online classes with an in-person internship component. Two years of continuous enrollment and completion of 60 units is required for this degree.