Master of Education in School Counseling

Program Description | Admission | Degree Requirements | Courses

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 druing the first semester of Internship (COUN 6386). 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 (Note: One from a current employer/supervisor; one from a former professor, certified school counselor or licensed counselor, marriage and family therapist, MSW, or psychologist; and one from someone other than a family member)
  6. Essay
  7. Face-to-Face interview

Degree Requirements

Master of Education in School Counseling

Master of Education (MEd) in School Counseling
Course Name Hours
Required Courses (48 credit hours)
Choose all from:
COUN 5111 Counseling Program Orientation (stem work) 1
COUN 5364 Theories of Counseling 3
COUN 6363 Assessment in Guidance & Counseling 3
COUN 5385 Pre-Practicum Techniques of Counseling 3
COUN 5397 Human Growth & Development 3
COUN 5333 School Counseling: Consultation, Coordination and Counseling 3
COUN 5379 Methods of Research 3
COUN 5334 Effective Human Behavior 3
COUN 6374 Practicum in Group Counseling 3
COUN 5370 Career Counseling Across the Lifespan 3
COUN 6335 School Counseling: Leadership, Advocacy, and Accountability 3
COUN 6376 Supervised Practice in Counseling 3
COUN 5392 Cross Cultural Issues in Counseling 3
COUN 5391 Child and Adolescent Counseling 3
COUN 6386 Internship1 (First Semester) 3
COUN 6386 Internship1 (Second Consecutive Semester) 3
Total 48 plus stem
Notes: 1COUN 6386 Intership is taken twice for a minimum of six hours.

Additional Course Options
COUN 5399 Play Therapy Basics 3
COUN 6331 Advanced Play Therapy 3
COUN 6333 Techniques of Marriage & Family Therapy 3
COUN 6334 Ethical Issues in MFT 3
COUN 6337 Counseling Clients with Sexual Concerns 3
COUN 6364 Counseling for Addictions 3


Counseling (COUN)

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