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Generic Program of Instruction in Basic Pupil Personnel Services for all Specializations.   

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(a) Programs approved by the Commission Pursuant to Sections 80632.2, 80632.3, and 80632.4 shall provide that each candidate demonstrates knowledge in the following areas of generic Pupil Personnel services:

(1) KNOWLEDGE OF TECHNIQUES FOR FACILITATING INDIVIDUAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT TO ACHIEVE ACADEMIC SUCCESS, to include:

(A) Human growth and development, including:

1. Normal and abnormal human growth and development.

2. Individual strengths and weaknesses affecting learning.

3. Effects of cultural, racial, life-style and sex stereotyping.

4. Effects of family socio-economic status and life-style on pupil growth and development.

(B) Scope and degree of high school graduation requirements and curriculum standards.

(C) Existing remedial, developmental and special programs available to pupils in the school and the community.

(D) Individual and group counseling techniques.

(E) Principles and methods to help pupils learn effective ways to plan and give direction to their own learning.

(F) The effect of the Pupil Personnel Services Credential holder's values and biases upon the manner in which he/she provides services to pupils who come from differing socio-economic, racial, social backgrounds.

(G) Culturally appropriate communication styles and counseling techniques.

(2) KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN ASSESSMENT, to include:

Assessment methods and theories related to emotional, intellectual and physical characteristics of typical and atypical pupils including limited English proficient pupils, as these factors affect learning performance.

(3) KNOWLEDGE OF PROBLEM PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION, to include:

(A) Methods for early identification of pupils at risk of failing in school.

(B) Methods of working with school staff and parents, including planned prevention programs, to prevent school failure of pupils with special physical, intellectual and emotional problems and needs and to increase pupil success in school.

(C) Methods for effective conflict resolution.

(4) KNOWLEDGE OF CONSULTATION SERVICES, to include:

(A) Individual and team consultation processes.

(B) Pupil-advocacy processes.

(C) Principles and practices of effective classroom management.

(D) Principles and procedures of effective school discipline.

(E) Methods of initiating consultative relationships with and between teachers, other staff, and parents.

(5) KNOWLEDGE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL EDUCATION, to include:

(A) Theories of learning and teaching.

(B) Strategies to infuse into the classroom concepts and principles of human relations as contained in state-adopted frameworks.

(6) KNOWLEDGE OF COORDINATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SERVICES, to include:

(A) How school professions work together.

(B) Methods to increase services to pupils and other school personnel.

(C) Use of paraprofessionals and volunteers.

(D) Principles of supervision and program planning.

(E) Personal and programmatic factors affecting school climate.

(F) Methods on how to bring about change within the school.

(G) Methods to develop and maintain staff morale.

(7) KNOWLEDGE OF LEGAL ENABLEMENTS AND CONSTRAINTS, to include:

(A) Relevant laws pertaining to pupils in a school setting.

(B) Appropriate compliance procedures relating to pupil personnel services.

(C) Methods to keep informed regarding changing laws, regulations and procedures related to California public education.

(8) KNOWLEDGE OF REFERRAL AND UTILIZATION OF SERVICES, to include:

Community services and referral processes.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225(b)(4)

Education Code 44225(q)

Reference:

Education Code 44227

Education Code 44266

(Amended by Register 89, No. 14.)