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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.

*Texas School Counselor Certification Option

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 Texas Teacher Certificate and two years teaching experience in an accredited public school. This is required prior to applying for state certification at the end of the program. A copy of the public school teacher’s service record serves as documentation.

*Students may complete this degree without certification.

***Out of state candidates may complete this degree, however, it is up to the candidate to contact their state’s education department to see what is required to be certified in their state.***

Please contact the Graduate Advisor at for more information.

Our certification programs are state (Texas Education Agency) and nationally (NCATE) accredited.

Degree Requirements

  • Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
    Courses Hours
    EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences 3
    EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements 3
    EDG 6304 Research 3
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends 3
    EDG 6307 Professional Writing for Educators 3
    EDG 6320 Individual Counseling 3
    EDG 6321 Group Counseling 3
    EDG 6323 Theories of Counseling 3
    EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling 3
    EDG 6327 Dysfunctional Behavior 3
    EDG 6363 Leadership 3
    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, students must complete a Comprehensive Program Review (CPR). Prospective graduates must apply for the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) no later than the first day of the last semester of coursework.

Admission Requirements

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

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