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Delivery of Pupil Personnel Services

Credit Hours: 3

Cost:  $499

Course Format: Online

Daryl Penn

Catalog Description:  

This course examines the principles and the role of the pupil personnel worker. Participants will reflect on their prior knowledge of the educational setting and examine the key concepts regarding how the Pupil Personnel Worker serves the liaison between school and the community to increase attendance and prevent at-risk students from dropping out of school. This course addresses the following key concepts: attendance concerns, residency issues, custody of students, students experiencing homelessness, students needing to enroll under kinship care, hardship, and other legal issues.

Required Text

All materials are accessed via the course website.

Other Materials   

On school culture you may wish to review Deal, T. E., and Peterson, K. D., Shaping School Culture: The Heart of School Leadership, 2003

o   on teamwork you may wish to review Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Course Objectives:

1.             Identify the role of the PPW in improving a student’s attendance.

2.             Understand the rules and procedures regarding residency and enrollment fraud.

3.             Explain the legal issues regarding custody as it pertains to school enrollment.

4.             Identify the role of the PPW in working with homeless students and families.

5.             Explain dropout prevention strategies.


This course addresses the following student learning outcomes to the degree shown in the table. Degree Addressed is rated according to the following scale:

1=Basic, 2=Developing, 3=Proficient, 4=Advanced

Student Learning Outcome

Degree Addressed

1. Demonstrate growth in content knowledge related to teaching assignment and the

application of content knowledge to classroom instruction and assessment.


2. Understand scientifically based practices in teaching and learning, including strategies

in literacy education, instructional technology, differentiation of instruction, and apply them to raise student achievement.


3. Demonstrate multiple means of assessing and evaluating student learning and use them

to change teaching and learning.


4. Locate, interpret, synthesize, and apply educational research in best practices in teaching.


5. Understand models for professional change, including teacher collaboration, professional learning communities, strategies for mentoring and coaching to facilitate

change, and effective professional development.


6. Demonstrate understanding of reflective practice that results in improved classroom teaching and learning, including teacher reflection, use of technology in self-

assessment, collaboration for change, and self-management of change.


7. Demonstrate understanding of system and organizational change in education, including models for school change and current research and trends in school change.


8. Demonstrate responsibility for student learning at high levels.


9. Demonstrate responsibility for school reform and leadership in school change.




Student Effort (hours)

Videos (9 minutes)



Reading text (78 total pages)



Sectional questions (1-4)



Essay #1 (2 pages)



Essay #2 (2 pages)



Essay #3 (2 pages)



Essay #4 (2 pages)



PPW Interview







Watch videos and answer - Students will read the questions that reference the videos and answer the questions.

Read documents and answer - Students will read the questions that reference the documents and answer the questions.

Apply your knowledge - Students will write a 2-page paper discussing residency fraud.

Apply your knowledge - Students will write a 2-page paper discussing homelessness.

Apply your knowledge - Students will write a 2-page paper discussing school attendance.

Apply your knowledge - Students will write a 2-page paper discussing the role of a PPW.

Research – Interview a Pupil Personal Worker about his/her job duties and responsibilities



Grade Level


100% to 90%



89% to 80%




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Read the assignment requirements before completing the required reading and videos.

Turn in assignments once ALL have been completed.

The process

Educators will order the course on the website,

SSA will send a course syllabus as well as a textbook for free. (if required) After the assignments are completed and have been graded by the instructor, the instructor will then send an email stating that the coursework is up to standard or provide opportunities to revise and resubmit the work. Revision opportunities will be granted until the coursework has met the standard. Student may then order a transcript from the university.


No student shall be denied the benefit of an education “solely by reason of a handicap.” Accommodations will be provided for individuals with documented disabilities or special needs learning. Please let us know how we can assist by contacting us at

 Colorado State University-Pueblo abides by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which stipulates that no student shall be denied the benefits of an education "solely by reason of a handicap." If you have a documented disability that may impact your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations, please see the Disability Resource & Support Center as soon as possible to arrange accommodations. In order to receive accommodations, you must be registered with and provide documentation of your disability to the Disability Resource & Support Center, which is located in the Library and Academic Resources Center, Suite 169.

Mandatory Reporting: Colorado State University-Pueblo is committed to maintaining respectful, safe, and nonthreatening educational, working, and living environments. As part of this commitment, and in order to comply with federal law, the University has adopted a Policy on Discrimination, Protected Class Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, & Retaliation. You can find information regarding this policy, how to report violations of this policy, and resources available to you, on the Office of Institutional Equity’s website ( 

Grading & Transcripts

Please allow 3-5 business days for instructor feedback and grading. Verify that all grades and credits are posted to your student record prior to ordering official transcripts.

Verify that all grades and credit hours have been processed before ordering an official transcript.  

Payments and Refunds

Payment in full is due upon registration.  Students can get a refund up to 7 days from the date of purchase minus a $50 cancellation fee. It is your responsibility to check with your district BEFORE registering to confirm they will accept these credits.

How to Submit coursework

Do not submit coursework until all the sections are complete. Students will submit coursework via email attachment. (Word document or PDF) Send directly to

Within the subject line include your name and course title.

Example:  Subject:  John Doe, How to conduct a residency investigation

Formatting Requirements

Use size 12-point font and double spacing. Use your own styling format or an APA writing style format.

Academic dishonesty

Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty is any form of cheating which results in students giving or receiving unauthorized assistance in an academic exercise or receiving credit for work which is not their own. In cases of academic dishonesty, the instructor will inform the chair of the department prior to implementation of punitive action. Academic dishonesty is grounds for disciplinary action by both the instructor and the Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management. Any student judged to have engaged in academic dishonesty may receive a failing grade for the work in question, a failing grade for the course, or any other lesser penalty which the instructor finds appropriate. To dispute an accusation of academic dishonest, the student should first consult with the instructor. If the dispute remains unresolved, the student may then state his or her case to the department chair (or the dean if the department chair is the instructor of the course).

Need a Transcript

Our academic partner will provide your transcript. After we have emailed you your final grade, your transcript will be available within 10 business days.

Course Deadline

Final coursework must be submitted within 6 months of registering for the course.

Course Rubric


Unacceptable -

Proficient - B grade level work

Advanced- A grade level work

Read and Answer

Work is unacceptable. Student must redo.

Adequate use of proper grammar and spelling.

Questions were answered.

Proper use of grammar and spelling.

Questions were answered thoroughly.

Apply your Knowledge

Work is unacceptable. Student must redo.

Topic researched and explained.

Topic completely researched and explained in a detailed manner.

Research paper

Work is unacceptable. Student must redo.

Adequate use of proper grammar and spelling.

Information is shown.

Proper use of grammar and spelling.

Information is documented thoroughly.

Meticulously summarizes key terms.