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Master of Education in Guidance
and Counseling

The M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling degree is designed for candidates interested in careers as public school counselors, college and university counselors and other positions in counseling. This program prepares the student to apply to the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to seek certification as a school counselor. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for that certificate. As part of the certification requirements, applicants must hold a Texas Teacher Certificate and two years teaching experience in an accredited public school is required prior to application.

A copy of the public school teacher’s service record serves as documentation.

Students may complete this degree without certification.  Please contact the Graduate Advisor at for more information.

Degree Requirements

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 Skills 3
EDG 6321 Group Counseling Skills  3
EDG 6323 Theories of Counseling 3
EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling 3
*6 Hours of Electives or Completion of Certification Plan with Advisor Approval 6
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, you must complete a Comprehensive Program Review (CPR).  You must apply for the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) no later than the first day of the last semester of coursework.***

Additional Post Master’s Certificate

For candidates that all ready have a Master’s Degree, please see our School Counselor Certification information page.

Students pursuing a professional certificate on a certification plan may use previous graduate course work completed at Angelo State University to fulfill certification requirements. All work must be completed within a period of six years from the earliest credit to be counted on the certification plan. Under certain circumstances, a time extension of up to four years may be granted on a course-by-course basis.

Online Program

Complete this master’s degree online in 24 months for as little as $11,500.

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Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better.
  • GRE scores are not required.

How to Apply

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        *When applying, use the           “5X8 DG Degree Seeking” application.

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Daniel O. Martinez, M.Ed.

Graduate Programs Advisor

(325) 942-2209