Master's Degree in Counseling and Development - Professional School Counseling

Department of Counseling

Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Education Degree in Counseling and Development provides the coursework for your career and certification as a Professional School Counselor. The degree emphasizes Coordinated School Health Model in Texas and the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model.

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.

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 with one week of face-to-face meeting on campus, 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. Wendy GreenidgeDr. Wendy Greenidge
Interim Chair
Ms. Sonja HebertMs. Sonja Hebert
Clinical Instructor
Dr. Kimberly McGoughDr. Kimberly McGough
Assistant Professor
Dr. Lisa WinesDr. Lisa A. Wines
Assistant Professor