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PPS: School Counseling Credential

Earn a Pupil Personnel Services: School Counseling Credential at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll graduate ready to serve as a counselor in public school settings, equipped to address the numerous issues and pressures facing pupils today. Work side-by-side with practicing school counselors and develop problem-solving skills, discipline procedures, crisis intervention, and more. Designed for students who have already earned a MAEd: Educational Psychology and PPS Credential in School Psychology, you’ll be prepared to succeed in the field of school counseling.

Program at a Glance

The School of Education equips educators to lead and champion students in diverse educational settings.

Upcoming Events

School of Education Online Preview Night

January 24, 6–7:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

Application Deadline

  • Spring 2024: November 27, 2023
  • Summer 2024: March 25, 2024

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Program Units


  • Azusa (Main Campus), Murrieta, Orange County


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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Develop the skills needed to meet the learning needs of students in today’s classrooms.
  • Engage with coursework grounded in a Christian worldview.
  • Learn from expert faculty in the field.
  • Bring learning to life through fieldwork experiences in K-12 schools.

By the Numbers

22 % Projected growth of mental health counselors employment from 2021-31.
1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
13 :1 Student-to-faculty Ratio

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Program Details

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Featured Faculty

Michelle Cox

Michelle Cox

Director, School Counseling Program; Professor, Department of School Counseling and School Psychology

Roberta Alba

Roberta Alba

Assistant Professor, Department of School Counseling and School Psychology

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.



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