Master of Science in School Counseling

Graduate program offered by the UNT College of Education

The MS degree requires a minimum of 63 semester hours, including completion of all MS requirements and a passing score on the comprehensive examination (written, oral or both) administered during student enrollment in COUN 5720 or COUN 5721. All degree programs must be planned in consultation with the student’s advisor, and students must earn grades of A or B on all degree plan course work. Students are required to file a degree plan during their first term/semester of graduate study. The master’s degree program requires an internship, COUN 5720/COUN 5721, in lieu of a thesis. 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.

All degree program areas listed below meet the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in Texas. The K-12 school counseling program areas meet the educational requirements for certification as a public school counselor in Texas. Students who wish to become licensed professional counselors or certified school counselors in Texas are required to have specified supervised experiences. Counseling program area heads should be consulted for details.

All students who wish to become licensed professional counselors in Texas are required to have specified supervised experiences. The K-12 school counseling track 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.

  • RFI-Counseling

  • Program

    Peggy Ceballos

Faculty

  • Angie Cartwright
  • Cynthia Kay Chandler
  • Leslie De Jones
  • Kimberly King