Program Description

The Master of Arts in Education with the Pupil Personnel Services credential program within the PLNU School of Education is field-based and designed around themes and practices that reflect current Counseling and Guidance research and practice. It is the intent of the faculty to infuse these themes into the courses they teach. We believe conceptualizing, personalizing, and applying these themes through extensive fieldwork is critical for the teacher candidate to be effective in a contemporary educational system.

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Embracing all Learners: PPS candidates will acquire knowledge about and demonstrate sensitivity toward students of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

2. Morals, Ethics, and Values: PPS candidates will address such topics as the integration of morals, ethics, and values in the educational setting. They will receive instruction on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society and about teaching values in the schools.

3. Universal Design for Learning: All effective educators must possess a repertoire of strategies from which to refer when teaching students from a full range of academic abilities, skills and backgrounds.