Service Credentials

PLNU’s service credentials are evidence-based programs that focus on student learning and supportive relationships. As a service credential student, you will develop a plan for your graduate-level coursework and fieldwork, receive guidance and support in a coaching/mentoring relationship, and engage in reflection. Our service credential programs are California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved. Choose from the following options:

> The Pupil Personnel Services Credential prepares you to work as a school counselor in K-12 public schools, providing comprehensive guidance and counseling services to students. You also have the option of completing a Child Welfare and Attendance authorization with additional coursework.

> The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential prepares you for entry-level administrative positions and includes coursework applicable to a master’s degree with a concentration in educational leadership.

> The Clear Administrative Services Credential is offered as a credential-only program for practicing school administrators who need to clear their preliminary credential through an approved induction program.