School Counseling

Earn your Master of Education in School Counseling in just two years or 50 credit hours. Enjoy flexibility with 100% online coursework. Graduate with eligibility for certification in Texas.

Mental health awareness is rising in schools, and that means there is a growing need for services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects mental health counseling careers to grow nearly 20 percent through 2024, much faster than the average.

We offer a M.Ed. in school counseling. Graduates will be eligible to become certified school counselors in Texas public schools for grades K-12. Serve as a mental health or career counselor in public, private, and charter schools across the state.

Why our program?

  • Collaborate with students, including many nontraditional/returning students
  • Smaller class sizes with more individualized attention and focus by faculty
  • Both asynchronous classes and evening synchronous classes designed to better meet the needs of working students
  • Faculty mentoring and advising
  • Innovative and experienced faculty with varied specializations
  • Be part of a cohort. Build connections with peers for stronger academic and professional development
Degree Plan

School counseling applicants must have completed two years of teaching in a public or a private school accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.Ed. in School Counseling

Program Contact

Lisa Grubbs, Ph.D.

Application Deadlines

This program enrolls annually; each new cohort will begin in the summer semester. **

Summer – February 15

* All transcripts must be received prior to the application deadline.
** The first cohort will enroll in Spring 2022; each cohort following will begin enrollment with the summer semester.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed bachelor's degree in a relevant field from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate coursework and a minimum of 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate coursework.
  • Hold a Texas teaching certificate.
  • A minimum of two years as the teacher of record in a public or accredited private school in Texas.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Submit the following documents to
    • Letter of intent, including the following information:
      • your reason for pursuing the degree,
      • experiences/relevant achievements that relate to educational and/or professional goals, and
      • why you would be a good fit for the program.
    • A professional letter of recommendation submitted directly by the person writing the recommendation.
  3. Applicants moved forward to the interview round will be invited to participate in an interview day with program faculty.


Lisa Grubbs, Ph.D., LPC-S, CSC, GC-C
School Counseling Coordinator 
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