School Counseling

Hands of varying sizes/ages

MEd in Counseling (48 hr-School Counseling)

Counseling, MEd (48-hour degree with the concentration in either Elementary School Counseling or Secondary School Counseling)

The Counseling Program offers a Master of Education in Counseling with a concentration in either Elementary School Counseling or Secondary School Counseling. The Master’s degree requires an internship in lieu of a thesis. The internship should be the last enrollment in the Master’s program. The University of North Texas at Dallas is an approved school counseling certification program of the Texas Education Agency.  For details on requirements to become a Certified School Counselor in Texas, visit the Texas Education Agency website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/Guidance_Counseling_FAO.html#q4. In addition to completing the coursework, candidates must also have 2 years creditable teaching experience prior to internship and pass the TExES - Counselor examination to be eligible for School Counselor Certification in Texas.

For more information:
School Counseling Program  Advisor – Academic Dean, Dr. Constance Lacy or appointed faculty
(P) 972.338.1381
Email: Judith.nix@untdallas.edu

Required Courses for M.Ed. in Counseling

Required

Taken In Any Order Within #

Program Course Number - Course Title

1st semester

 

COUN 5710D - Counseling Theories

1st semester

 

COUN 5680D - Basic Counseling Skills.

 

#2

EPSY 5050D - Educational Research and Evaluation (prereq. To 5765D )

 

#2

COUN 5670D - Developmental Processes and Strategies

 

#2

COUN  5461 Professional School Counseling

 

#3

 COUN 5765 Appraisal in Counseling

 

#3

 

COUN 5100 Counseling Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice

 

#4

COUN 5790D - Counseling Culturally Diverse Clients

 

 

COUN 5200D - Counseling Adolescents or COUN 5700D - Introduction to Play Therapy

Sem. Before 5690

 

COUN 5660D - Advanced Counseling Skills (prereq. to COUN 5740D)

 

 

COUN 5470D - Career Development and Information Resources

 

 

COUN 5740D - Group Counseling Theories and Procedures

Sem. Before 5720

 

COUN 5690D - Practicum in Counseling

Sem. Before 5721

 

COUN 5720D - Internship in Counseling I

Last sem. of prog

 

COUN 5721D - Internship in Counseling II

 

 

COUN 5580D - Family Counseling or COUN 5640D - Group Play Therapy or COUN 5610D - Drug and Addiction Education for Counselors

*The MEd degree requires a minimum of 48 semester hours including successful completion of an internship, COUN 5720D/COUN 5721D, and passing a comprehensive examination.