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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 6300 Curriculum Development 3
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 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

 ***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.***

For School Counselor Certification information, please visit our Texas School Counselor Certification page.

Additional Post Master’s Certificates

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.

If a time extension for one or more courses is desired, a written application must be presented to the program advisor appropriate to the certification plan. It must explain (1) why the certification plan was not completed in a timely manner, (2) a schedule for completing the certification plan, and (3) information indicating that the student’s knowledge of the subject matter in each course for which an extension is requested remains current.

Time extensions are not routine. Courses taken more than 10 years before the completion of the post master’s certification plan are never allowed to be used toward the plan. Additional courses are frequently assigned to the student who has not completed the certification plan requirements within the six-year time limit.

Online Program

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

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