Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Clinical Mental Health, with a concentration in School Counseling, M.A.


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Mission Statement: The mission of the Clinical Mental Health with a concentration in School Counseling faculty is to equip the counselor with the knowledge and skill necessary to supply guidance and counseling services in a school setting.  The school counselor will be able to provide direct counseling to students; consult with parents, teachers and administrators; act as a liaison between the school and outside agencies; and facilitate classroom guidance activities.  The graduate program concentration in school counseling prepares students to be public school counselors and requires 60 semester hours.  Students are required to pass a comprehensive exam as a program completion requirement.  Texas Counselor certification requires completion of an approved master’s degree, two years of teaching experience, and a passing score on the state mandated examination, the TExES test and a practicum in a school setting.

Enrollment in courses with the COUN prefix requires admission to the Master of Arts in clinical mental health program or permission of the Counseling Program Coordinator.

For Clinical Mental Health MA students, 12 hours each Fall and Spring is considered full time.

For Combined summer sessions 12 hours is considered full time.

The Clinical Mental Health track is 60 hours and the Clinical Mental Health with concentration School Counseling track is 63 credit hours. Both tracks are fully online and digitally delivered.

Students must receive a B or better within COUN 5813 - Practicum for School Counseling , COUN 6043 - Graduate Internship I , and COUN 6053 - Graduate Internship II .

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