Master of Education in School Counseling

The Master of Education in School Counseling is a CACREP-accredited degree designed specifically for students who want to work toward certification as a school counselor in Texas. It requires completion of forty-eight hours of graduate credit. The program is designed to comply with existing Texas Education Agency standards for professional certification, but students are encouraged to check the state licensing rules for changes in the requirements. All students must take the comprehensive examination during the first semester of (COUN 6386). Students must be enrolled in the university when taking the comprehensive examination and when applying for graduation.

Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Education in Counseling must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Apply to the School Counselor Preparation Program if seeking Texas School Counselor certification (Instructions)
  4. Pay the $55 Texas Education Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs Fee (paid to the TEA as required by TAC 229.9.7) if seeking Texas School Counselor certification
  5. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  6. Official GRE scores (verbal and quantitative) with writing section (no older than five years)
  7. 3.0 G.P.A. requirement
  8. Three Reference Forms:
    1. one from a current employer/supervisor
    2. one from a former professor, certified school counselor or licensed counselor, marriage and family therapist, MSW, or psychologist
    3. one from someone other than a family member
  9. Essay
  10. Face-to-Face interview
  11. Service Record (ASEP reporting) - submitted through TK20
  12. Valid Teacher Certificate (ASEP reporting) -submitted through TK20
Master of Education in School Counseling
Required Courses
COUN 5011Counseling Profession & Ethics3
COUN 5333Schl Cnslng: Consltn,Coor,Coun3
COUN 5334Effective Human Behavior3
COUN 5364Theories Of Counseling3
COUN 5370Career Cnsling Across Lifespan3
COUN 5379Methods Of Research3
COUN 5385Pre-Practicum:Tcnq Of Counslng3
COUN 5391Chld & Adolescent Counseling 13
COUN 5392Cross Cultural Issues In Cne3
COUN 5397Human Grwth & Dev Acrs Lfspan3
COUN 6335Schl Cnslg:Ldrshp,Advcy,Accoun3
COUN 6363Assessment Guid. & Counseling3
COUN 6374Prac Group Counseling3
COUN 6376Supervised Prac In Counseling3
COUN 6386Internship (First Semester) 23
COUN 6386Internship (Second Consecutive Semester) 23
Total Hours48