M.Ed. School Counseling

The M.Ed. in School Counseling is a 48-hour degree program that provides the coursework for a career and certification as a Professional School Counselor. The degree places a major emphasis on Coordinated School Health Model in Texas and the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model for school counseling 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. 

Coursework includes high-impact educational practices such as

  • Faculty mentorship for professional leadership and research opportunities
  • Community-based learning through advocacy in the school and community
  • Early internship experiences for a strong professional identity
  • Integrated technology skills through e-portfolios and video-conferencing
  • Learning communities focused on equity, access and advocacy for closing student gaps in schools

The Online School Counseling Program coursework is offered in an accelerated 5-week online course format, affording you flexibility in hours and balance for work and family time. A requirement of the Online School Counseling Program is a face-to-face Residency course on the LU campus whereby you will directly interact with faculty for developing counseling skills through experiential learning.

You must have 2 years’ teaching experience as a certified educator in the K-12 setting and be employed at a state-approved site. Aligned with these criteria is the field experience work that applies course content as a leader for impacting their campuses and the K-12 learners you serve.

Careers Relating to School Counseling

School Counselors are highly-prepared educators who are trained in mental health who work in a K-12 public and private school settings to help students with academic achievement, personal and social development, career/college readiness and planning. Click here to learn more about the profession, occupational outlook, and median salary.