College of Health Sciences and Human Services

PPS Credential

PPSC 2019 Cohort Three Year Pathway

Cohort year is based on the year the student begins the program.

First Year, Fall 2019

  • SW 501 - Diversity & Social Justice
  • SW 510 - Foundations of Social Work
  • SW 540 - Cross-Cultural Human Behavior in the Social Environment

First Year, Spring 2020

  • SW 531 - Generalist Practice III: Community and Organizational Practice
  • SW 550 - Social Work Research
  • SW 570 - Social Work Research
  • SW Elective (3 units) Add SPED 560 here for 12 unit semester

Summer (Optional): Depending on student interest

Second Year, Fall 2020

  • SW 520 - Generalist Practice: Individuals and Familie
  • SW 564 - Trauma-Informed Practice
  • SW 596** - Field Practicum I

Winter (Optional): Depending on student interest

Second Year, Spring 2021

  • SW 530 - Generalist Practice: Groups
  • SW 598** - Field Practicum II
  • SW 670 - Social Policy & Advocacy
  • SW 611 - Social Work with Children, Youth, & Families (Advanced SW Elective optional to add here)

Summer (Optional): Depending on student interest

Third Year, Fall 2021

  • SW 600 - Applied Social Work Research Project I
  • SW 696 ** - Advanced Field Practicum I
  • SW 620 - Advanced Generalist Practice: Engagement and Assessment
  • SW 565 - School Social Work

Winter (Optional): Depending on student interest

Third Year, Spring 2022

  • MAE 645 - Educational Policy Advocacy (optional if earning CWA credential)
  • SW 630 - Advanced Generalist Practice: Intervention and Evaluation
  • SW 698 ** - Advanced Field Practicum II
  • SW 611 - Advanced Practice Children, Youth, & Families (Advanced SW Elective optional to add here)
  • SW 601 - Applied Social Research Project II (optional) **this course is replaced with a PPSC required elective

**Field Practicum is agency based and Integrative Seminar meets monthly

MSW Electives

As a Pupil Personnel Services Credential student, you are required to complete the following FOUR selected electives.

Complete three of the following Foundation elective courses.

  • SW 564 - Trauma-Informed Practice
  • SW 565 - School Social Work
  • SPED 560 - Inclusionary Practices

Complete one Advanced Practice elective courses:

  • SW 611 - Social Work with Children, Youth, & Families

Complete the following courses if you are pursuing the add-on Child Welfare & Attendance Specialization. This Specialization cannot stand alone.

  • MAE 645 - Educational Policy Advocacy (optional if earning CWA credential)

For the past two years, the Department of Social Work has been offering students the option to take Applied Social Work Research Project in either one course or two consecutive courses. If Applied Social Work Research Project is completed in one semester then a fourth elective will be needed. If Applied Social Work Research Project is completed in two semesters, the second semester will be an independent study. A total of 60 units are needed to graduate.