Jan 19, 2022  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counseling M.Ed.

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Major in School Counseling

(Major Code: 5457)

School Counselor Standard Professional Certificate

General Requirements

Formal admission to the counselor education program requires:

  • Admission to WTAMU Graduate School;
  • Admission to the counseling program based on a minimum composite score of 1,500 calculated using the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) + (last 60 hours GPA x 200) = 1,500. Applicants not meeting these criteria may apply for conditional admission. (See the “Graduate School” section of this catalog.)
  • Students must have a minimum GRE verbal score of 147 prior to formal admission to the counseling program.
  • Completion of a formal application to the counseling program, which includes three reference forms to be completed and submitted by professional references.
  • Completion of formal interviews conducted with faculty.
  • Meet all graduate admission requirements.
  • Completion of 12 semester hours in education and/or psychology, including PSYC 2301 and PSYC 4360 or PSYC 5360.
  • Submission of an application to the counseling program before completion of 6 semester hours. Students are not allowed to take more than 6 semester hours of counseling courses without formal interview and acceptance into the counseling program.

Before beginning work toward the standard professional certificate, the student must hold the appropriate standard/provisional certificate. Students entering this program must meet approval by the Counselor Admissions Committee. Before receiving the standard professional certificate, the student must complete the proper graduate program, have two years of teaching experience and pass the appropriate state test.


Students seeking Texas licensure as licensed professional counselors are required to take COUN 6308  and complete a 3,000-clock-hour internship under approved supervision before taking the licensure exam.

Program Fee

A candidate who is hired by a school district and requests recommendation for internship o a probationary certificate will be assessed an annual fee of $300 plus mileage (i.e., the total miles a supervisor must travel to supervise interns) to offset the expense of supervision required by the Texas Administrative Code.

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