How Long Will it Take?

How Long Will It Take?

Get a jump on your degree plan.

Here are a couple of routes you could take to complete your degree. There are many different variations you can follow, so talk to one of the counselors today to learn more:

Download the MS in School Counseling Degree Plan‌ (PDF).

School Counseling: Example Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Introduction to School Counseling 

Theories of Counseling

Spring Semester

Lifespan/Human Growth and Development 

Multicultural/Cross-Cultural Counseling

Summer Session

School Counseling Programs 

Ethical and Professional Conduct for Counselors 

Techniques of Appraisal and Assessment

Second Year

Fall Semester

Advanced Psychopathology 

Professional Identity and Pre-Practicum Skills

Spring Semester

Practicum in School Counseling 

Career Development & Assessment

Counseling Children and Adolescents

Summer Semester

Group Counseling 

Marriage & Family Counseling*

Advanced Counseling Crisis Skills*

Elective option: Marriage & Family Counseling OR Advanced Counseling Crisis Skills

The Practicum

What are practicum hours?

  • The School Counseling program at Texas Wesleyan requires practicum hours, which are hands-on experience hours, to complete the program. Practicum hours are arranged with an ISD school counselor supervisor and completed in a local K-12 school.

How many hours do I need?

  •  School Counseling students are required to complete 160 hours of practicum experience. These hours are completed during one class of the program.

What other qualifications are required for state certification?

  • In addition to the MS in School counseling program and practicum hours, students must have completed 2 years of credible full-time equivalent teaching service as defined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas State Board of Education Certification (SBEC) in order to qualify for the TExES certification exam.

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