MEd in Professional School Counseling Online
About the Degree
Professional school counselors provide services that promote student wellness and development. The Master of Education in Professional School Counseling develops counselors who serve students and parents by facilitating student learning and success in the areas of academic achievement, behavioral, emotional, and social development, and college/career development. This degree prepares students for state certification and employment. School counselors coordinate with faculty, staff, students, parents, and the community by administering a Comprehensive School Counseling Program (CSCP).
The Professional School Counseling degree has the following learning outcomes:
- Develop trained and qualified counselors who can impact all children and students to become productive, well-adjusted individuals.
- Complete practicum and internship, including three 45-minute observations (face-to-face or virtual) with one-on-one feedback.
- Qualify students to meet state requirements for certified school counselors and pass the TExES 152 Exam. (Students must earn a “B” or higher on all courses and pass the comprehensive exam.)
The following are jobs where Professional School Counselors may be hired:
- Public School Counselors
- Accredited Private School Counselors
Students need to completed the following:
- Two years of teaching in a TEA accredited school setting
- The 48 hours of graduate coursework with a grade of “C” or higher
- Pass the comprehensive exam
- Practicum and internship (minimum of 400 clinical hours)
- Complete their degree in counseling
- Pass the state certification exam (TExES 152)
- Proof of teaching record submitted to Office of Certification
- Certification Officer approval for state certification by TEA
Learn more about the program’s admissions and certification requirements.