Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Credential: For those seeking to work as a counselor in K-12 schools. Can only be earned as part of a Master of Arts in Education degree.

Program Overview

This credential prepares you to work as a counselor in K-12 schools, providing comprehensive guidance and counseling services to students.

The Pupil Personnel Services Credential can only be earned concurrently with the Master of Arts in Education degree.

Course List


Department Faculty

Application Information

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Students must apply to the Master of Arts in Education program to be eligible for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential.

Application Deadlines:

  • Summer 2018 Quad II - May 28, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Quad I - July 16, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Quad II - September 10, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Quad I – November 5, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Quad II – January 28, 2019

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Financial Aid and Student Support

We take seriously the role of providing you with financial, academic, and career support so you have the tools you need to be successful at PLNU and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

Financial Aid and Student Support

Career Opportunities

The Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in counseling and guidance is designed to help you advance your career in counseling.

The program is ideal for:

  • Elementary School Counselors
  • Middle or High School Counselors
  • College Counselors
  • Career Counselors