Program Design

cwakate-01.jpgSchool Counselors; School Social Workers; and School Psychologists; or currently enrolled PPS candidates: Earn your added CWA authorization; and for non-PPS Credential holders: Earn a Certificate of Completion by completing the CWA Specialization Program. There are three courses and one field work course for a total of 12 units.

Options for Earning your CWA:

  • Professional Studies/Continuing Education (PSCE) Credit (PSCE units may not be applied toward a graduate degree.)
    Call for details about how to register online, (866) 692-GRAD (4723)
    $175 per unit- Registration begins April 14, 2014
  • Questions regarding payment and/or our PLNU refund policy, please visit the GSFS website.



  • Graduate Credit
    (May be applied toward a graduate degree)
    Apply online
    $565 per unit


CWA Program Details

Total Units: 12 units, four 3-unit courses

Format: Each course consists of three Saturday meetings (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) plus 22 1/2 hours of online instruction

Location: Crown Plaza Anaheim Resort, The Merida Room
12021 Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, Calif. 92840

Program Information

Summer 2014

  • GED 645 The Laws and Professional Role of Child Welfare and Attendance Counselors  (3 units)
    • May 10
    • May 24
    • June 7
      • all 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • GED 646 Child Welfare and Attendance Program; Leadership, Management, Collaboration, and Community/Parent Partnerships (3 units)
    • June 14
    • June 28
    • July 12
      • all 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • GED 647 School Culture and Addressing Barriers to Student Achievement (3 units)
    • July 19
    • Aug. 2
    • Aug. 16
      • all 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • GED 688 Field Experience - Child Welfare and Attendance (3 units - 150 hours)
    • TBD

* In addition to each Saturday class meeting, 22 1/2 hours of instruction will be conducted online.


Each one of the PLNU School of Education Regional Centers has a program coordinator that is available to answer questions about curriculum. In addition, a graduate enrollment counselor is available to answer questions about the admissions process, priority application dates and materials.

Contact the Faculty Program coordinator for information on curriculum and credential requirements, or contact the Graduate Enrollment Counselor for information on application materials, priority application dates and fees.

Inland Empire
Ray Vincent, Program Director
Natalie Ramirez, Graduate Enrollment Counselor
(661) 377-4721