M.A. in Counseling

Build on your classroom teaching experience and learn the theories and strategies needed to serve students as a school counselor. Work with children and families in your community to foster academic achievement and success. For more information, please contact the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at or (936) 261-3530.

Admission Requirements

  • Cover Letter (writing sample)
  • Non-Refundable $50.00 Application Fee
  • Interview
  • Official transcripts: 2.75 from undergraduate institutions; 3.0 from graduate institutions
  • Teaching Service Record
  • Three Recommendation Letters
  • Valid Teacher Certificate – Two years teaching experience preferred. Applicants with one-year teaching experience will be considered.
  • Graduate Studies Admission Application –

Core Courses

  • Orientation to Counseling and Development
  • Ethics for School Counselors
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • School Counseling in a Multicultural Society
  • Career Development Counseling
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Research and Measurements in Counseling
  • Group Dynamics
  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Interpretation of Student Data
  • School Consultation
  • Crisis and Trauma Counseling with Children
  • Organization and Administration of School Counseling Programs
  • School Practicum
  • School Internship I
  • School Internship II