The Master of Education in School Counseling is a forty-eight (48) course hour program that seeks to provide students with a strong foundation for school counselor positions in Texas public schools. Upon completion of the required program, students will be eligible to sit for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards.
The courses for the Master of Education in School Counseling will be delivered utilizing traditional face-to-face, web-enhanced, and accelerated summer seminar formats. The curriculum will provide students substantive training in human growth and development, abnormal human behavior, assessment techniques, counseling theories and techniques, lifestyle and career development, abnormal human behavior, assessment techniques, counseling theories and techniques, lifestyle and career development, socio-cultural factors, integration of faith in counseling, and professional issues. Additionally, students will take courses promoting their capacities for research consumption, applied research methodology, and program evaluation. The program curriculum also includes a careful focus upon current also includes a careful focus upon current legal, social, governmental, and economic issues facing school counseling professionals. Courses are richly supported by contemporary literature of the discipline that prepares students to seek Texas state certification as a counselor.
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- Exit Policy
Reasons a candidate will be withdrawn from the ETBU educator preparation program (EPP) are as follows:
- A candidate who chooses to withdraw from the EPP must notify the certification officer by stating their intentions by written letter or ETBU Tigermail. A copy of the notification will be placed in the candidate’s department file.
- If a candidate chooses to enroll in a different EPP, the receiving program will need to request a TEA Candidate Transform Form to be completed by the ETBU certification officer. At that time, the certification officer will be required to inform the receiving program if the candidate was in good standing.
- If a candidate is not meeting the requirements of the EPP (e.g., disciplinary reasons and/or academics), the candidate will begin the Departmental Student/Candidate Review Process. Upon completion of the process, the EPP will determine whether the candidate will be required to withdraw or continue in the program.
- If a candidate is inactive and fails to communicate with EPP and/or advisor for one semester, the candidate will not be able to return to the EPP and TEA will be notified.
- If a candidate is not successful in passing 50% of their required certification exams by the written deadline, they will be automatically withdrawn from the EPP.