Master of Education in Counseling
This major prepares counselors to take leadership positions in counseling, planning, directing, implementing, and evaluating counseling programs in schools and communities. The program is grounded in solution-focused practice emphasizing strengths and resiliencies rather than exploring pathology. This approach reflects our belief in the resources clients bring to counseling, and that counseling is time-limited.
Students enter a program of learning that emphasizes forming collaborative and nurturing relationships with other students and faculty. These relationships remain energized when students leave TCU to work in schools and the communities. After graduation, new counselors continue to work closely with their professors, peers, and other professionals. Students graduate with a network of people, skills, and resources. One student stated that he was prepared “to not only find a job but to be qualified above and beyond in that position.”
Those seeking the M.Ed. in Counseling have three options:
- Specialization I: School Counseling
- Specialization II: Student Affairs
- Professional Counseling (Currently 48 hours, focuses on preparation for licensure. Students who begin their coursework as of August 1, 2017 will be required to complete a 60-semester hour program, in accordance with new Texas LPC rules.)
All specializations are designed to provide students with the necessary counseling skills and external resources to provide individual, preventive, responsive and support services to counseling programs.
Specialization I offers a M.Ed. in Counseling and the option to pursue certification in school counseling. All counseling classes can be applied to Texas professional licensure. The M.Ed. in School Counseling meets the requirements of the State Board of Educator Certification and follows the guidelines for certification in school counseling.
For detailed descriptions of each area of focus within the M.Ed. in Counseling program, refer to the TCU Online Catalog.
If you have a 3.0 GPA or higher, a GRE score is not required when applying. For more information about applying to the M.Ed. in Counseling program, please visit the admissions page or call 817-257-7661.