Professional School Counseling (M.S.)
The graduate faculty in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction are actively involved in research, development of new teacher education models, and in-service education programs throughout the region served by Angelo State University.
The M.S. in Professional School Counseling program is designed for candidates interested in careers as Texas school counselors.
Candidates may qualify upon completion of the degree to take the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) for the Professional Certificate for School Counselors. Candidates must complete a minimum of 48 semester credit hours of graduate work, including all academic requirements for the Professional Certificate for School Counselors.
Master of Science in Professional School Counseling
Required Courses 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 6307 Professional Writing for Educators 3 EDG 6323 Theories of Counseling 3 EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling 3 EDG 6325 Practicum in Counseling 3 EDG 6327 Dysfunctional Behavior 3 EDG 6331 Role of the School Counselor 3 EDG 6363 Leadership 3 EDG 6399 Professional Practice 3 EDSC 6300 Capstone in School Counseling 3 EDSC 6301 Comprehensive School Counseling Programs 3 EDSC 6302 School Counseling Techniques 3 EDSC 6303 Human Growth and Development 3 Total semester credit hours for Master of Science in Professional School Counseling 48
Courses in this program are offered through an online format.
In addition to coursework, student 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.