College of Education
This flexible program was designed to fit the needs of students who want to become school counselors primarily in a K-12 setting. Online, in-person and hybrid courses accommodate students in different circumstances. Nationally recognized faculty train graduates, who consistently excel in state exams, to help students with their academic, career and social-emotional development.
Small student-to-faculty ratio means hands-on specialized training and more personalized learning experiences
A modern counseling lab allows supervised students to develop their counseling skills based on real clients and issues
Tailored advising and mentoring to learn comprehensive school counseling skills that meet national standards
Zulema Zuniga realized as a first-year teacher that her elementary school students faced multiple challenges that slowed their academic progress. She decided the best way to serve them was to become a school counselor. The El Paso native said that UTEP’s M.Ed. in school counseling built her skills, knowledge and confidence to develop a nationally recognized counseling program at her campus.
The vast majority of graduates become professional school counselors, but the field has expanded to include new roles for people with a counseling background. These jobs include career counselor or special education counselor.