Master of Education in Guidance
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our certification programs are state (Texas Education Agency) and nationally (NCATE) accredited.
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
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.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Learner-Centered Knowledge: The certified school counselor has a broad knowledge base.
- Learner-Centered Skills: The certified school counselor applies the knowledge base to promote the educational, personal, social, and career development of the learner as outlined in The Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs.
- Learner-Centered Process: The certified school counselor participates in the development, monitoring, revision, and evaluation of a campus based on The Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs that promotes learners’ knowledge, skills, motivation, and personal growth.
- Learner-Centered Equity and Excellence for All Learners: The certified school counselor promotes academic success for all learners by acknowledging, respecting, and responding to diversity while building on similarities that bond all people.
- Learner-Centered Communications: The certified school counselor, an advocate for all students and the school, demonstrates effective professional and interpersonal communication skills.
- Learner-Centered Professional Development: The certified school counselor continues professional development, demonstrating a commitment to learn, to improve the profession, and to model professional ethics and personal integrity.