The Master of Education with a degree in Counseling at Sul Ross State University has prepared graduates for many years to serve in the counseling profession. The Sul Ross Counselor Education Program takes great pride in fully preparing students to be successful in their chosen field of study. Our instructors and professors are all Licensed Professional Counselors and two are Texas Certified School Counselors. Combined, there is over 56 years of graduate teaching experience. Graduates of our counselor education program receive a Master of Education degree with a major in counseling. The program has been recognized as the sixth affordable programs in the United States.
The three tracks available include School Counseling which results in students being certified with the state of Texas to serve in school districts as school counselors, a Clinical Mental Health Counselor which prepares students to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) which is CACREP aligned, and a third track to bridge those who are certified school counselors who desire to become LPCs. Our program is designed to develop knowledge and skills needed to act as facilitators of change and growth for culturally diverse individuals, groups, and organizations, and to prepare them to work as professional counselors in a variety of settings, including:
- Public and private schools
- Colleges and universities
- Mental health agencies
- Community agencies
- Private practice
A Master of Education degree with a major in School Counseling requires a minimum of 48 semester credit hours of approved coursework. A Master of Education degree with a major in Clinical Mental Health requires a minimum of 60 semester credit hours of approved coursework. Classes are offered in a convenient on-line and weekend virtual format. Students may enroll in a maximum of 9 semester credit hours during each fall and spring term, and a maximum of 6 semester credit hours in each of the two annual summer sessions. To be eligible to apply for the school counseling program, potential students must be a certified teacher with two years of teaching experience. Students may join the program at the beginning of any term.
Complete information regarding admissions, courses, and requirements may be found in the current University Catalog and on the Education Website.
Ronda Hayes, MEd, CSC, LPC-Supervisor
Counselor Education Program Coordinator