STEP 3: TRAIN
The Schhol Counselor M.Ed. and Certification program provides flexible yet comprehensive ONLINE training to meet your needs. Internships can be completed anywhere in Texas.
At University of St. Thomas and INSPIRE TEXAS, your professors will provide guidance and feedback throughout the six (6) term program. Understanding students, planning, collaboration, consultation and professionalism are critical training objectives. All field supervisors have been counselors in Texas.
You will meet with the field supervisor and a campus/district mentor at least three times while enrolled in the program. This exchange will include sharing reflections of the internship experiences and activities completed, which allows you to apply that knowledge as you have learned in the coursework.
As a counselor candidate, you will complete school counselor program training, which includes coursework, and a practicum at an accredited public, private or charter school.
COUN 5304 Introduction to Counseling Methodology
COUN 5339 Human Growth and Development
COUN 5310 Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling
COUN 5335 Multicultural Populations
COUN 5366 Counseling Theories and Approaches
COUN 5358 Group Procedure Dynamics of Group Counseling
COUN 6326 Educational Research and Scholarly Writing
COUN 5318 Developmental School Counseling
COUN 5359 Lifestyles and Career Development
COUN 6302 Techniques and Trends in Counseling
COUN 5314 Consultation in School Settings
COUN 5316 Family Counseling with Children and Adolescents
COUN 5368 Practicum
COUN 5367 Appraisal Techniques
COUN 5312 School Response to Typical & Atypical Challenges
COUN 6327 Educational Research Design and Data Analysis
Courses meet the needs of diverse learning styles. Should further accommodations be necessary for disabilities; please contact the Region 4 Program Coordinator. We will be happy to assist with the appropriate accommodation.
During your training, you will prepare for the TExES examination to obtain your Standard Counselor Certificate.