School Counseling, M.Ed.

School Counseling, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Online
The Masters program in Educational Psychology with an option in School Counseling is committed to preparing qualified individuals as personal, academic and career counselors as well as consultants to teachers. 

About

We believe that well-trained counselors play an integral part in the academic and personal development of students at all levels of the educational process.

The 36-hour program is offered entirely online. Classes are offered in both asynchronous and synchronous formats, and the program should be completed in two years. Practicum experience takes place during the second year with both beginning and advanced placements. A thesis is not required.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of School Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling in Schools
  • Career Counseling in Schools
  • Techniques of Research
  • School Counseling Theories & Techniques
  • Planning and Organizing Comprehensive Guidance Programs
  • Issues in Child and Adolescent Development
  • School Counseling Group Interventions
  • Assessment in School Settings
  • Consultation in Special Education
  • Counseling Practicum in the Schools

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

The School Counseling Masters Program requires the following from applicants:
  • Complete application.
  • Preferred undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (cumulative).
  • Three letters of recommendation at least one from a school administrator familiar with your work.
  • One year of classroom teaching experience is highly preferred, but applicants will need to have an affiliation with a school in order to complete practicum requirements.  Students who are unable to set up pracitca in K-12 settings (public or private) will not be permitted to advance in the program.
  • Certification as a school counselor by the State of Texas requires two years of teaching experience. 
  • The application deadline is February 15th. 

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.


Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14544 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    14544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14544 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    6918 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6918 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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