Program Distinctives


Do you want to make a difference? Want to serve others?

A career in counseling is a way. ETBU makes it possible. 


You have options to attend graduate school elsewhere. There are a number of reasons you should consider ETBU's program. There are a number of aspects of our program specifically geared to preparing counselors competently, holistically, comprehensively, and pragmatically.

Some distinctive aspects of our program include:

  1. An emphasis on integration of theory and practice. You won’t just learn about therapy. You, through our connections with community practicum sites and our on-campus clinic, will learn to do therapy.
     
  2. A course schedule that is both sufficient for eventual practice and flexible for working students. Through a combination of online and on-campus course offerings, students can be sure they will receive enough personal attention and interaction necessary for socialization as a counselor while also being able to maintain other family and work obligations. Students can expect to complete a thorough, comprehensive training program in approximately two years.
     
  3. All courses taught by ETBU faculty – experienced clinicians and nationally recognized scholars who care about your personal and professional development.
  4. Designed to prepare you to sit for your professional counseling licensure exam (LPC) in Texas and Louisiana (among other states).
     
  5. Eligibility for national certification. As a graduate of our program, you will meet the educational requirements for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
     
  6. Small class sizes ensure personalized attention from faculty and meaningful interaction with peers necessary for advancement professionally and personally. 
     

Want to know more?

Feel free to call 903-923-2095, email macounsel@etbu.edu, or complete the Graduate Interest Information Form.

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