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Angelo State University is accredited by the Texas Education Agency to recommend candidates for state educator initial certification and for additional certification.

Professional School Counseling - Online LPC Bridge

Go beyond the field of education by preparing for your licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Texas. This graduate-level online bridge consists of 18 credit hours, which means you only have to complete six courses to be ready to apply for licensure.

Program Details

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What Can You Do With a Professional School Counseling Degree?

Our program prepares you to become a certified Texas school counselor. Our graduates have an almost 100% pass rate on the School Counselor 252 certification exam.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “My favorite ASU memory is being able to connect with others going through the same program with me via online meetings and text! I have created friendships with people all over Texas.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Ashley DeLuna Corbett</strong>, Master of Science in Professional School Counseling, Class of 2022</p> </blockquote>
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Why Earn My Professional School Counseling Degree at Angelo State?

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Award-Winning Program

Our program and faculty have been honored with multiple awards, including the TxDLA 2022 Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Education by an Individual Award, 2021 Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Education by an Organization Award, Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Award, and the Online Learning Consortium 2020 John R. Bourne Outstanding Online Program Award. Our program has also been recognized by various “lists” for being one of the best and most affordable in the nation. 

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Close Connections

Our program faculty and Educator Preparation Information (EPI) Center staff maintain close connections with the local ESC Region 15 Center and other school districts to seek out opportunities for our students. Currently, our program partners with the HELP and OASIS Grants that are providing cohorts of students the opportunity to move through the program and fulfill the needs of districts with school counselor vacancies on their campuses.

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We’re here to help.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Whether you’re pursuing a master’s degree, doctoral degree or certificate/certification, you have access to all the services in our College of Graduate Studies and Research. You’ll find information and resources for everything from registering for classes and writing a thesis – to available graduate/teaching assistantships and graduate research opportunities.