Master's Degree in Counseling and Development

Department of Counseling

Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Education Degree in Counseling and Development is available in two tracks: Professional School Counseling or Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling.

The Professional School Counseling track will prepare you for a career as a professional school counselor.  You'll learn counseling techniques inclusive of mental health promotion and positive youth development, early mental health intervention and development, substance abuse prevention and intervention, and suicide prevention in the school setting.

The Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling track will train you  to work with children, adolescents, families and integrated care with community school partnerships. As a professional counselor, you will be able to care for patients with relational, behavioral, and social/emotional problems using preventative measures.

Why Study Counseling and Development at Lamar?

Lamar University offers an online program for the Master of Education Degree in Counseling and Development. This program is offered in an accelerated 5-week online course format, affording you flexibility in hours and balance for work and family time.

Our program places a major emphasis on Coordinated School Health Model in Texas and the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model for school counseling, and the coursework aligns with national and state credentials for Texas Education Agency.

Career Paths

Your prospects as a school or career counselor are high, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026. As student enrollments grow in schools, so does the need for certified counselors.


Primary Careers

Certified elementary, middle, or high school counselor

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Belinda LopezDr. Belinda Lopez
Interim Chair
Dr. Wendy GreenidgeDr. Wendy Greenidge
Associate Professor
Dr. Kimberly McGoughDr. Kimberly McGough
Assistant Professor
Dr. Lisa WinesDr. Lisa A. Wines
Assistant Professor