School Counselor

To Apply for School Counselor Pre-Test

The State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) requires that all students seeking certification in Texas pass a comprehensive examination. For all certifications, students must pass an exam in their content area. Lamar University College of Education and Human Development offers eligible students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of standards.


All M.Ed. and Certification Only programs leading to a professional certification will demonstrate mastery for course standards.

School Counselor (M.Ed. and Certification Only)

• Students will take the applicable Pre-Test with a passing score of 75% or better before being eligible for the state exam

• Each student enrolled in CNDV 5390 will be scheduled to take the (Pre-Test). Students are required to take and pass the Pre-Test within one calendar year of graduation. If not, then additional coursework will be required to take the Pre-Test.

• Contact Dr. Kim McGough at kmcgough@lamar.edu for schedules, registration and additional questions concerning the Pre-Test exams.