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    Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Counseling (elementary or secondary) teacher certification

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School counseling (elementary or secondary), 48 hours

  • A master’s degree
  • Current Texas teacher certificate
  • Two years of teaching experience in a TEA-accredited school
  • Admission to counseling program

Routes to certification for graduate students

Advanced certification with an advanced degree

These certificates are available as additional content areas for those who hold a valid Teacher Certificate. Candidates must meet the following requirements prior to being recommended for the certificate.

  1. Completion of all program specific requirements (see below).
  2. Passing score on the TExES counselor examination.
  3. Making application, fulfilling all state requirements, and paying fees to SBEC for the advanced certification.

Program specific requirements

Candidates must meet the program requirements for counselor certification. Students may later use up to 12 graduate semester credit hours taken while in non-degree, certification-only status toward a graduate degree. Acceptance of the hours requires program approval. Students must consult with a faculty program coordinator prior to enrolling in classes.

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