Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services

California Lutheran University

24 months
770 USD/credit
770 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This degree prepares you to provide counseling and support services to students at K-12 grade levels, as well as positions in higher education. The PPS Credential in School Counseling is required for work in K-12 public school settings.


Our counseling programs are known for their rigor and relevance to today's ever-changing academic environment.

In fact, our Counselor Education department recently adopted a cultural proficiency model, integrating it throughout the coursework - so critical when advocating for equity, access and inclusion for all students.

Faculty is comprised of highly-regarded practicing professionals.

Applicants who already hold Master's degrees in related fields can apply for the PPS Credential program only, and may be able to count prior course work toward the credential requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • School Law
  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Educational Research Design and Methodology
  • Lifespan Human Development and Learning
  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Group Process and Leadership
  • Consultation, Collaboration, and Supervision
  • Interventions for Safe Schools and the Promotion of Student Resiliency

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




49 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application, including $25 application fee 
  • Official transcripts and degree certificates or certified true copies in English of all college and university records sent directly from each institution to CLU
  • If you have taken the TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT or GRE exam, please send copies of any scores you have. Cal Lutheran reserves the right to request TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT or GRE scores to assist in admission decisions, although they are not always required. If available, please send a copy of your score(s) with your application.
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation from community leaders, business professionals or professors, sent directly to Cal Lutheran or submitted with the application
  • Financial Responsibility Statement or Official Bank Statement 
  • Copy of Passport information page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    770 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 770 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    770 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 770 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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