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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 Texas School Counselor Certification.

All work on this certificate must be completed through Angelo State University.

This program also prepares the student to apply to the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to seek certification as a Texas school counselor. As part of the certification requirements, applicants must hold a masters degree form an accredited university, a valid Texas Teacher Certificate, and two years teaching experience in a TEA accredited school is required prior to applying for state certification. A copy of the public school teacher’s service record serves as documentation

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.

State (Texas Education Agency) and nationally (NCATE) accredited.

  • 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

    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.


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

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