The master's degree in School Counseling prepares students for a career in school counseling in the state of Texas. The degree is designed to meet the School Counselor educational requirements of the State Board for Educator Certification.
Note: This degree does not lead to Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensure. Students interested in pursuing both school counseling and LPC licensure should select the M.S. in Counseling & Development, which also has a school counseling track.
Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."
- Critically consume research literature.
- Demonstrate ethical and social responsibility.
- Demonstrate multicultural competence.
- Engage in crisis and conflict resolution.
- Apply school counseling knowledge to professional practice.
All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.
This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
50 semester credit hours (SCH).
No grade below B is accepted towards any graduate degree in the Department of Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling (HDFSC). If more than one grade below B is earned while enrolled in any HDFSC graduate program, the student will be dismissed from the program and ineligible to apply for admission to another HDFSC program for a period of 6 years. In addition, students enrolled in the M.Ed. in School Counseling program who earn a grade of PR twice in COUN 5363, COUN 5373, or COUN 5894; or who earn one grade below B in another course and a PR in any of the aforementioned courses; will be dismissed from the program.
Additional information about specific program requirements can be found in the School Counseling Student Handbook.
Students will complete a school counseling portfolio throughout the program, which will result in a final culminating project in the last Internship class. The student's advisory committee will review the project and determine the outcome. The advisory committee should consist of three Counseling and Development faculty members, all of whom must hold Graduate Faculty status.
|COUN 5303||Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling||3|
|COUN 5313||Counseling Theory and Practice||3|
|COUN 5443||Multicultural Counseling||3|
|Additional Course Requirements|
|COUN 5173||Abnormal Behavior: Crisis Impacts and Treatments||3|
|COUN 5323||Psychological Appraisal of the Individual||3|
|COUN 5383||Counseling Children and Adolescents||3|
|COUN 5453||Counseling for Career Development||3|
|HDFS 5003||Lifespan Human Development||3|
|HDFS 5693||Research Methods in Family Sciences||3|
|School Counseling Specialty|
|COUN 5033||Foundations of School Counseling||3|
|COUN 5043||Critical Issues in School Counseling||3|
|COUN 5053||Applied Skills in School Counseling||3|
|COUN 5373||Group Counseling Procedures||3|
|COUN 5894||Internship in Counseling (Taken two times)||8|