Department of Counseling, Special Education and Educational Psychology Master's Programs
Master of Education in School Counseling
The School Counseling program prepares students to become elementary or secondary school counselors. Students become familiar with school counseling services and develop the competencies required of counseling specialists in the schools. This program meets Texas specifications for school counselor certification and the academic requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas.
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
The Mental Health Counseling program prepares students for counseling positions in various community agencies such as mental health centers, family counseling centers, social service agencies, and private counseling settings. This program meets the academic requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas.
Master of Education in Special Education
This Special Education program is intended for students who have concentrated their previous academic work in the field of Education and are interested in gaining the knowledge and skills to meet the diverse educational needs of learners with disabilities.
The Special Education program offers two specialization areas:
- High Incidence Disabilities
- Low Incidence Disabilities
Master of Education in Educational Diagnostician
The Education Diagnostician program is intended for graduate students who possess a Texas Provisional Teaching Certificate and are interested in working with the Special Education system in the public schools. The applicant should confer with the Graduate Advisor to determine additional requirements for State Board of Educator Certification as a Professional Educational Diagnostician.
Master of Rehabilitation Counseling
The Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program prepares students with specialized knowledge, skills, attitudes, and cultural competence required for professional service as rehabilitation counselor. The program promotes community inclusion, employment, independent living, and quality of life for individuals with disabilities in the most integrated setting possible. The program prepares students to become Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC) and meets the academic requirements for students to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas.