Begin Your Journey
Wellness comes in many forms. For those interested in cultivating wellness, education, and career advancement through relationships and empowering diverse peoples through advocacy, the College of Education offers various paths to become a professional counselor.
Explore Your Options
The first step is figuring out which path is the one for you now. The College of Education offers several options for people interested in Professional Counseling:
- Counseling Minor — The counseling minor program is available to undergraduate students who are working toward a bachelor’s degree
- School Counseling — Support the personal, social, academic and career development of students through elementary, middle and high school
- Mental Health Counseling — Counsel in clinical mental health settings such as mental health centers, private counseling agencies, drug abuse treatment centers, child counseling clinics and family counseling centers
- Counselor Education — For those who have earned their Master’s degrees in counseling and are interested in research, teaching, advocacy, supervision, and becoming advanced practitioners
Taking The Next Step
To become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas, the College of Education offers a CACREP-approved counselor-training program:
- Enroll — There are a number of degree options that lead to a career as a counselor
- Learn — Grow yourself by learning about relationships and wellness through the CAREP-approved counseling program.
- Practice — The UNT counseling program offers students clinical practice at our state-of-the-art training clinic and offers students opportunities to gain practice at community sites
- Apply — Be admitted to a counselor-education program to apply for the National Counselor Exam and earn a provisional license in the state of Texas