Child, Adolescent and School Counselor

Students pursuing the 60-hour master’s degree in counseling are required to make official application to Middle Rio Grande Graduate Studies with the Office of Admissions and Records. Once the application is processed, the applicant must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). This must be accomplished within the first 12 hours of graduate coursework in the program. Students seeking this degree must register with TEA at the onset of the program. Moreover, fieldwork site must be approved before commencing the fieldwork experience.

Common Foundation (9 hours)

EDUC 5301 Research Methodology
EDUC 5315 Standardized Assessment
EDUC 6308 Principles Advanced Human Growth and Development

Counseling Core Courses (24 hours)

EDUC 5313 Career Counseling
EDUC 5314 Personality and Counseling Theories
EDUC 6318 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Counseling
EDUC 6319 Psychopathology (Mental Health topics covered- Required for School Counselor Certification)
EDUC 6333 Ethical, Legal & Professional Issues
EDUC 6340 Bilingual & Bicultural Counseling
EDUC 6344 Mindfulness-Based Approaches
EDUC 7302 Management of Counseling Programs

Professional Counseling Specialty Courses (12 hours)

EDUC 6320 Substance Use, Abuse and Addiction Counseling (Required to sit for the LPC Exam & School Counselor Certification)
EDUC 6323 Marriage and Family Counseling (Required to sit for the LPC Exam)
    AND
EDUC 630 Play Therapy
     OR
EDUC 6332 Consultation for Professional School Counselors (Suicide topics covered - Required for School Counselor Certification)
     OR
EDUC 6346 Counseling At-Risk Youth (Suicide topics covered - Required for School Counselor Certification)

Experiential Block (9 hours) * Prerequisites EDUC 5314, 6318, 6319, 6333

EDUC 6321 Techniques of Counseling I
EDUC 6322 Techniques of Counseling II
EDUC 7315 Group Counseling

Practical Experience (6 hours) * Prerequisites EDUC 6321, 6322 & 7315

EDUC 7316 Practicum in Counseling (100 hrs.)
EDUC 7317 Internship in Counseling (600 hrs.)

Total Hours= 60