Master of Education in Guidance
The M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling degree is designed for candidates interested in careers as public school counselors, college and university counselors and other positions in counseling.
*Texas School Counselor Certification Option
This program also prepares the student to apply to the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to seek certification as a Texas school counselor. As part of the *certification requirements. applicants must hold a Texas Teacher Certificate and two years teaching experience in an accredited public school. This is required prior to applying for state certification at the end of the program. A copy of the public school teacher’s service record serves as documentation.
*Students may complete this degree without certification.
***Out of state candidates may complete this degree, however, it is up to the candidate to contact their state’s education department to see what is required to be certified in their state.***
Our certification programs are state (Texas Education Agency) and nationally (NCATE) accredited.
Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
If pursuing a School Counselor Certification with the degree, the candidate must complete EDG 6331 Role of the School Counselor and EDG 6325 Practicum in School Counseling as electives.
In addition to coursework, students must complete a Comprehensive Program Review (CPR). Prospective graduates must apply for the Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) no later than the first day of the last semester of coursework.
Additional Post Master’s Certificate
For candidates that all ready have a Master’s Degree, please see our School Counselor Certification information page.
Students pursuing a professional certificate on a certification plan may use previous graduate course work completed at Angelo State University to fulfill certification requirements. All work must be completed within a period of six years from the earliest credit to be counted on the certification plan. Under certain circumstances, a time extension of up to four years may be granted on a course-by-course basis.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better.
- GRE scores are not required.
*When applying, use the 5X8 DG Degree Seeking application.