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School Counseling (M.Ed.)

Basic Degree Information/Description

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in School Counseling offers the opportunity for advanced study and professional development in the fields of School Counseling. School Counseling is designed for students who wish to pursue school counselor certification and to become a school counselor in the K-12 setting. 

The Department of Counseling offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in School Counseling. In addition to application to the M.Ed. graduate program, students should apply to the School Counseling Certification Program if they intend to practice as a certified professional school counselor in a school setting upon meeting state requirements. The School Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). For information on SCCP admission information, visit the Department of Counseling website or contact the Department of Counseling Student Development Specialist's office for the required process, timeline and forms.

Why pursue a M.Ed. in School Counseling?

The Masters of Education in School Counseling program:

Prepares graduates to become a certified school counselor in Texas (with two years of teaching experience at the time you apply for state certification)

  • Provides a Diploma and transcripts specifying your training and specialty in school counseling.

Degree Requirements:

  • Candidates for the Master of Education degree in School Counseling must earn a minimum of 48 semester credit hours. 
  • Students must pass a comprehensive portfolio assignment during their internship.
  • For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Admission Prerequisites

  • Applicants must meet University-wide graduate admission requirements.
  • Applicants must hold a 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours of their undergraduate studies to be eligible for admission to the counseling program. Due to competitive nature and limited space, applicants admitted into the program often exceed minimum requirements.
  • Applicants without adequate coursework preparation in Education, Psychology, Sociology or related field may be required to take COU 3103 Helping Skills and, at the discretion of the admissions committee, to complete up to 15 additional hours of preparatory courses as a condition of admission. Contact the Graduate Advisor of Record for the M.Ed. in School Counseling for more information.
  • International students must have a minimum score of 100 on TOEFL Internet-based test, 600 on TOEFL paper-based test, or 7 on the IELTS.

Application Requirements:

  • A completed Graduate Studies Application Official transcripts from all institutions attended. 
  • Three Applicant Rating forms are required. Applicant Rating form
  • A two-page narrative statement is required. Narrative Statement
  • Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 600 paper/100 internet
  • Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 7
  • Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.

Career Options Available for a Masters of Education in School Counseling Graduate

  • School Counselor

Research taking place in the School Counseling (M.Ed.) program

Creative interventions relative to relationship issues, grief and loss. Comprehensive school guidance and counseling program effectiveness, multicultural issues in counseling, behavioral health issues, brief family consultation, creative approaches to school guidance and counseling services, on-line counseling, addictions, suicidality, crisis intervention, child abuse and other  trauma, legal and ethical issues in school counseling, injurious behaviors.

Contact Information

Student Development Specialist: Kristina Talamantez, M.S.
Email: kristina.talamantez@utsa.edu
Telephone: (210) 458-2723

Graduate Advisor Of Record: Heather Trepal

Email: heather.trepal@utsa.edu

Telephone: (210) 458-2928

Degree Website: http://education.utsa.edu/counseling/m.a._in_school_counseling/

Degree Catalog Link: http://www.utsa.edu/gcat/chapter6/COEHD/coudept.html#mac

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Course Scheduling and Offerings

The majority of courses are offered in the evenings one night a week from 6 PM to 8:45 PM at the Downtown Campus.

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