Master of Education in School Counseling

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Program Description

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 and may meet academic requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). 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 Supervised Practicum (COUN 6376). Students must be enrolled in the university when taking the comprehensive examination and when applying for graduation.


Applicants seeking admission to the M.Ed. in Counseling must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Official GRE scores with writing section or MAT scores (no older than five years)
  5. 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
  6. Essay
  7. Copy of Service Record
  8. Copy of Teaching Certificate
  9. Face-to-Face interview

Degree Requirements

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 23
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) 13
COUN 6386Internship (Second Consecutive Semester) 13
Total Hours48

COUN 6386 is taken twice for a minimum of six hours.


COUN 5399 Play Therapy Basics may be taken in place of COUN 5391 Child and Adolescent Counseling.