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Guidance and Counseling Master’s Degree (M.Ed.)

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The M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling program is designed for those interested in careers as public school counselors, college and university counselors, and other positions in counseling.

Candidates have the option upon completion of the degree to take the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) for the Professional Certificate for School Counselors.

You must complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of graduate work, including all academic requirements, for the Professional Certificate for School Counselors exam.

All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the candidate.

Online Only

Degree

Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling

Careers

  • Public school counselors
  • College and university counselors
  • Other positions in counseling

Program Highlights

  • We offer 8-week courses that are 100-percent online, allowing students to complete the program in less than two years.

  • Our Guidance and Counseling program was selected for a “Students Before Profits Award” by Nonprofit Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to helping prospective students find quality and affordable online academic programs.

  • Our program was ranked one of the “Top 15 Online Master’s in Counseling Degree Programs” in the U.S. for 2015 by BestMastersInPsychology.com, a college and career resource website for students and professionals.

  • ASU was recognized in 2015 as one of the top 60 schools in the U.S. for Best Online Master’s in Education Programs by TeachTomorrow.org. Schools on the list were selected based on affordability, quality and support services.

Admission Requirements

  • All college and university transcripts

Note: The GRE is NOT required for admission.

Prerequisites

  • Hold a bachelor’’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better, including all grades on repeated courses, –or hold a bachelor’’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • For State of Texas certification, applicants must hold a Texas Teacher Certificate and two years teaching experience in an accredited public school.

8 week Program Deadline:

Spring A – January 1

Spring B – March 1

Summer – May 1

Fall A – August 1

Fall B – October 1

Degree Plan

  • Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
    Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
    EDG 6303 Lifespan Development  3
    EDG 6304 Applied Research 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3
    EDG 6320 Individual Counseling 3
    EDG 6321 Group Counseling 3
    EDG 6323 Theories of Counseling 3
    EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling 3
    EDG 6327 Dysfunctional Behavior 3
    EDG 6363 Leadership 3
    Total SCH for Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling 36

    If pursuing a School Counselor Certification with the degree, the candidate must complete EDG 6331 Role of the School Counselor and EDG 6325 Practicum in School Counseling as electives.

    In addition to coursework, students must complete a Comprehensive Program Review (CPR). Prospective graduates must apply for the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) no later than the first day of the last semester of coursework.

  • Carr Graduate Scholarships

    Carr Graduate Scholarships are ASU’s premier scholarships for graduate students. Awards are based on undergraduate GPA. Students are considered for the Carr Graduate Scholarship upon their acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies. No application is required.

Departmental Scholarships

For a complete list of available scholarships, see the Scholarship Programs website.

  • Dr. Raymond M. and Maurine Cavness Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Jack and Ramona Cavness Quirey
    Eligibility Deserving juniors, seniors or graduate students in the School of Education
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable

    General Statement: Dr. Raymond M. Cavness served as president of San Angelo College 1954–65 and Angelo State College from 1965–67. Under Dr. Cavness’ guidance and leadership, San Angelo College made the critical transition from a community-based junior college to a four-year state-supported institution.

  • Dr. Verna Mae Crutchfield Special Education Scholarship Award
    Donor Dr. Verna Mae Crutchfield
    Eligibility Junior or senior special education majors
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Elizabeth Boren Eaton Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Texas Delta Theta Chapter, Alpha Delta Kappa Education Honorary Sorority
    Eligibility Deserving students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Hauztenc Cox Jackson Memorial Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Area Council PTA
    Eligibility Deserving junior or senior education majors
    Amount $300
    Number One per year
  • John L. Bishop Memorial Scholarship
    Donor Mrs. John L. Bishop
    Eligibility Deserving junior or senior teacher education major
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable
  • Olson-Buttery Memorial Scholarship
    Donor John C. Olson and Dorothy Buttery Olson
    Eligibility Deserving students majoring in education
    Amount Variable
    Number One per year
  • Pat Baker Memorial Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Texas State Teachers Association Members
    Eligibility Junior or senior teacher education majors who graduated from a Tom Green County high school
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable
  • San Angelo Retired Teachers Association Scholarship
    Donor San Angelo Retired Teachers Association
    Eligibility Juniors or seniors who intend to teach
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable

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