M.Ed. - School Counseling

Applicants must have completed at least a bachelor’s degree prior to applying for admission to the Graduate School.
The M.Ed. in School Counseling is intended primarily for those wishing to be school counselors.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA on cumulative record (all courses) prior to admission.
  • SPED 5320 Spec Ed-Historical Legal Basis is an additional prerequisite requirement, but may be taken after admission to the program. Successful completion of an alternative certification program also meets prerequisite requirements but you still need to complete SPED 5320 Spec Ed-Historical Legal Basis.
  • Teaching experience is not required prior to applying. 
  • Students must successfully pass a background check to complete the practicum/internship requirement. Additionally, a background check is required to be certified as a School Counselor in the State of Texas.

School Counselor Certification Requirements

In addition to completion of the 48 hours master's degree program, a student must also have the following:

  1. Valid Texas Teaching Certificate.
  2. Two years of classroom teaching experience in an accredited public, private, or parochial school approved by the Texas Educational Agency (TEA). Note: Teaching Certificate not required if the two years experience is in an accredited private or parochial school
  3. A passing score on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) for School Counselors.

Degree Plan

School Counseling Program
Required Courses:
EDPC 5310Applied Research Design for Ed3
EDPC 5317Human Growth and Development3
EDPC 5320Lifestyle & Career Development3
EDPC 5321School Counseling3
EDPC 5324Ethic, Legl/Prof. Issue/Cnslng3
EDPC 5332Prog Eval in School Counseling3
EDPC 5333Crisis Counseling3
EDPC 5335Prin of Appraisal & Assessment3
EDPC 5338Group Counseling3
EDPC 5339Techniques of Counseling3
EDPC 5341Theories of Counseling3
EDPC 5345Abnormal Human Behavior3
EDPC 5346Counsel Multicult/Div Popula3
EDPC 5362Cnslng Chldren, Adlscnts & Fam3
EDPC 5368Play Therapy3
EDPC 5369Prctcm for School Counselors3
Total Hours48