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Child Welfare & Attendance Added Authorization (CWA) to the PPS Credential

The Child Welfare Attendance (CWA) Add-On authorization is recognized and was approved in 2018 by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), as a program option for P.P.S. credential-held practitioners in School Counseling, School Psychology, or School Social Work. Practitioners who hold a valid P.P.S. Credential with an Option in School Counseling/School Psychology/School Social Work and CWA provide child welfare attendance and related services in addition to their main role or function within a school district.  

LMU offers a standalone Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA) Authorization program for current California PPS credential holders, in addition to the availability of the program to currently enrolled LMU PPS candidates. It is a one-semester (9 graduate unit) program to add the CWA authorization to a current PPS credential.  

As of the spring semester of 2024, the program coursework is offered FULLY ONLINE synchronously on select Saturdays. 

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