Master of Education in School Counseling

Graduate program offered by the UNT College of Education

The MEd degree requires a minimum of 60 semester hours, including successful completion of internship COUN 5720/COUN 5721, in lieu of a thesis, and a final exit interview. All degree programs must be planned in consultation with the student’s advisor. Students are required to file a degree plan during their first term/semester of graduate study. Students must earn grades of A or B on all degree plan COUN course work. The internship should be the last enrollment in the master’s program. Placement for the internship is selected in cooperation with the supervisor and must be approved by the program.

The K-12 school counseling concentration meets the educational requirements for certification as a public school counselor in Texas. In addition, for the School Counseling Certification, the State of Texas requires 1) two years of teaching experience in a public or an accredited private school and 2) passing grade on the TExES Counselor Exam. Students enrolled in the K-12 school counseling track who wish to become licensed professional counselors in Texas must complete one additional 3-hour course beyond the 60-hour degree: COUN 5490. All students who wish to become licensed professional counselors in Texas are required to have specified supervised experiences. Counseling program area heads should be consulted for details.

All program areas are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

Summer courses held at the Denton campus. Fall and Spring courses held at the Frisco campus.


  • Peggy Ceballos
  • Eric Dafoe
  • Matthew Lemberger-Truelove