Master of Science in School Counseling (MS)

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in School Counseling, the applicant must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Possess a valid Texas Teacher Certificate.
  2. Possess a minimum of two years of teaching experience.
  3. Possess GPA 3.0 (last 60 credit hours).
  4. Submit an application for graduate studies by the due dates provided by the TAMIU Graduate School. Office of Graduate Studies & Research via applytexas.org.
  5. Pay the application fee.
  6. Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Official transcripts from TAMIU do not need to be submitted.
  7. Submit verification of minimum scaled scores on the (a) Test of English as a Foreign Language internet- Based Test (TOEFL iBT) of 79 or, if seeking certification, 24 for speaking, 22 for listening, 22 for reading, and 21 for writing or (b) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to evidence English language proficiency if your undergraduate or graduate degree was not earned at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or at an institution of higher education in a country outside of the United States as listed http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/sbecrules/tac/chapter230/19_0230_0011-1.pdf   
  8. Complete FERPA form.
  9. Complete TEA Code of Ethics Agreement.
  10. Interview with program faculty.
  11. Fill out College of Education application.
  12. Submit Statement of Purpose: 700-word maximum.
  13. Submit resume.
  14. Submit three (3) letters of reference/nomination: 1 personal reference, 1 professional reference, and 1 nomination letter from a current professional school counselor.
  15. Submit proof of service record.
  16. Declare that you are applying for the certificate track.

Semester deadlines:

Fall Final business day before semester begins
Spring/Winter Final business day before semester begins
Summer Final business day before semester begins
Major Curriculum
EDCU 5304Professional Orientation3
EDCU 5305Personality&Counseling Theor3
EDCU 5306App Tech Child&Adoles Couns3
EDCU 5307School Counseling3
EDCU 5308Career Dev&Life Planning3
EDCU 5309Social, Cultrl, & Fam Issues3
EDCU 5310Human Growth&Develop Lifespan3
EDCU 5311Prof Cnslng Ethics & Lgl Iss3
EDCU 5312Abnormal Human Behavior3
EDCU 5313Psychopathology Using DSM3
EDCU 5319Survey of Marriage & Fam Ther3
EDCU 5320Crisis Inter in School Setting3
EDCU 5321Child&Adoles Couns Tech3
EDCU 5322Fund of Addictions Counseling3
EDGR 5320Foundatns of Ed Research3
Clinical Experiences
EDCU 5314Pre-Practicum Skills&Tech3
EDCU 5315Group Counseling3
EDCU 5316School Counseling Practicum3
EDCU 5317Schl Couns Internship Part A3
EDCU 5318Clinical Counseling Internship3
Total Semester Credit Hours60