School Counselor Professional Certificate

To be considered for admission to the School Counselor Professional Certificate, the applicant must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Possess a master's degree in a related field.
  2. Possess a valid Texas Teacher Certificate.
  3. Possess a minimum of two years of teaching experience.
  4. Possess GPA 3.0 (last 60 credit hours).
  5.  Submit an application for graduate studies by the due dates provided by the Office of Graduate Studies & Research.
  6. Pay application fee.
  7.  Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Official transcripts from TAMIU do not need to be submitted.
  8. 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  
  9. Complete FERPA Form.
  10.  Complete TEA Code of Ethics Agreement.
  11.  Interview with program faculty.
  12.  Submit College of Education application.
  13.  Submit statement of purpose: 700 word maximum.
  14. Submit resume.
  15. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation/nomination: 1 personal reference, 1 professional reference, and 1 nomination letter from a current professional school counselor.
  16.  Submit proof of service record. 

Semester deadlines:

Fall Final business day before semester begins
Spring/Winter Final business day before semester begins
Summer Final business day before semester begins
Core Curriculm
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 5314Pre-Practicum Skills&Tech3
EDCU 5315Group Counseling3
EDGR 5320Foundatns of Ed Research3
EDCU 5310Human Growth&Develop Lifespan3
Clinical Experience
EDCU 5316School Counseling Practicum3
Total Semester Credit Hours33