Counseling M.S. with School Counselor Certification

Counsel Children for Educational Success

Serve the needs of students and their families by receiving the Master of Science in Counseling with School Counselor Certification through University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education. You will gain the foundation you need to serve children of all ages and grades. Our program provides experiential learning that will allow you to develop your own counseling style. You will be prepared to pass the School Counselor State Assessment prior to completion of your degree.

Prepare to Support Students K-12

Upon completion of this thorough program, you will be ready to serve as a school counselor in elementary, middle/intermediate and high schools. The comprehensive 48-semester hour coursework supports a comprehensive, developmental, and collaborative school-counseling model. College of Education faculty offer an approach that considers the academic, career development, and personal/social needs of the K-12 students. In addition to the School Counselor Certification, students can consider adding preparation for licensure as a Professional Counselor to broaden their career options and employment opportunities.

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Admission Requirements

Eager to make your dreams come true by studying at UHCL? Make sure you have what it takes to begin your journey to success.


  • Counseling M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall: March 1
    Spring: Nov. 1

  • Application
    Both university and program applications are required.
  • Requirements
    • Submit GRE scores (less than 5 years old) the Office of Admissions)
    • Signed FERPA form
    • Certificate of completion of online TEA Ethics Training  
    • Texas Teacher Service Record
    • Texas Teacher Certificate (Standard)


Degree Requirements

Educate yourself on the necessary course work at University of Houston-Clear Lake. We want you to succeed in the College of Education, so review the degree requirements for your preferred major.


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Cost Information

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Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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  UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus
 

UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus

1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
Phone: 281-212-1700

Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.

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Accreditations and Distinctions

UHCL’s College of Education graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for both initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparation. We’re one of only 14 educator preparation programs in Texas to hold this accreditation. The College of Education is also accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency and holds accreditations from a number of organizations for individual specializations and certification programs.

We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.


Counseling M.S. with School Counselor Certification Faculty

Randy Davis
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Randy Davis

Assistant Professor of Counseling,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3592
Office: Bayou Building 1321

Faculty Bio

Robert Pace
Robert Pace

Robert Pace

Clinical Associate Professor of Counseling,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3632
Email: Pacerob@uhcl.edu
Office: B1325

Faculty Bio

Dilani Perera

Dilani Perera-Diltz

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Counseling, Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3557
Email: PereraDiltz@uhcl.edu

Faculty Bio

Cheryl Sawyer
Cheryl Sawyer

Cheryl Sawyer

Professor of Counseling,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3559
Email: Sawyer@uhcl.edu
Office: 1325

Faculty Bio

Angelica Tello
Angelica Tello

Angelica Tello

Assistant Professor of Counseling,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3564
Email: tello@uhcl.edu
Office: 1321

Faculty Bio