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. 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.

School Counseling Program Advisor – Academic Dean, Dr. Constance Lacy or appointed faculty at (P) 972.338.1381 or email

Required Courses for M.Ed. in Counseling


Taken In Any Order Within #

Program Course Number - Course Title

1st semester


COUN 5710D - Counseling Theories

1st semester


COUN 5680D - Basic Counseling Skills.



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



COUN 5670D - Developmental Processes and Strategies



COUN  5461 Professional School Counseling



 COUN 5765 Appraisal in Counseling




COUN 5100 Counseling Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice



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.