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Texas School Counselor
Certification Plan

Students who already have a master’s degree can enter this plan to complete the requirements for School Counselor Certification. This plan will list the courses students need to complete the certification process. Students will receive certification after successfully completing the coursework and passing the TExES Counseling exam. For more information, contact the Graduate Advisor at or call 325-942-2209. All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the student. 

Students pursuing a professional certificate on a certification plan may use previous graduate course work completed through 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.

Certification Requirements

Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
Courses Hours
EDG 6320 Individual Counseling 3
EDG 6321 Group Counseling 3
EDG 6323 Theories of Counseling 3
EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling 3
EDG 6325 Practicum in Counseling 3
EDG 6331 Role of the School Counselor 3
Total SCH for Texas School Counselor Certification




Admission Requirements

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

Certification Requirements

  • Valid Texas Teacher Certification.
  • 2 years of teaching experience in a TEA accredited school.
  • Pass the TExES counselor exam.

How to Apply

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*When applying for the School Counselor Certification, please use the “5X8 ND Additional Cert” application.

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Daniel O. Martinez, M.Ed.

Graduate Programs Advisor

(325) 942-220