Department Resources

Residency

Residency CNDV 5380 is a required course in the School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. You should plan ahead for the cost of travel, meals and lodging, and can get more information in regards to these details by visiting our residency information page in the student toolkit

Faculty Advising and Mentorship

You will be assigned – by your last initial – a faculty professional advisor, who will help you understand components of your program and professional development. Read more about your faculty advisor.

Texas School Counselor Candidates

Visit the office of TExES and Certification (Note: this link takes you out of the counseling site and into the College of Education site) pages to see important dates and information for teacher certification and assessments.

Texas Licensure Counselor Candidates

Each of the counseling programs is designed so that you obtain the knowledge, skills and leadership important in the field of counseling, which includes helping you understand requirements for certification and/or licensure. The following links provide information to post-graduation credentialing:

Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council – Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Texas Administrative Code – Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council – Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

Texas Administrative Code – Texas State Baord of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

National Board for Certified Counselors

School Counseling in Texas: State Board for Educator Certification

These entities require additional applications and requirements to the coursework offered in the Counseling and Development or Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs.

Student Development and Academic Performance

Obtaining a master’s degree in Counseling and Development or Clinical Mental Health Counseling includes examination of personal beliefs, values, experiences and personal wellness. Throughout your program, you will review these factors alongside academic performance factors as part of personal disposition. Read more about creating a roadmap for professional development.

To Drop or Add an Online Course

Please notify your instructor and email luacademic@lamar.edu for the correct paperwork.

LU Online Major Change Form