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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.

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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.

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

    Summer Only: April 1

  • Application
    Both of the following applications are required:
  • Requirements
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
    • Hold a valid Texas Teaching Certificate
    • GRE or MAT scores
      • The GRE/MAT is waived for applicants who have earned a 3.000 GPA in the last 60 hours of coursework
      • Applicants who have earned less than 3.000 in the last 60 hours of coursework, are required to submit one of the following:
        • A combined GRE score of 294 and a writing score of 3.5
        • An MAT score of 390 minimum
      • Applicants hold a Master's degree from an accredited institution are not required to submit GRE or MAT scores
    • Official Transcripts
      • Students should submit official transcripts from every college or university attended to the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Office of Admissions or International Admissions.
      • Please review New Student Admissions in the Graduate Catalog under Transcripts and Records Information to learn how to submit an official college transcript to UHCL.

    The following documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):

    Formal Essay will be scored based on a program established rubric.

    Once your application has been approved, you will be prompted to formally accept your offer of admission to the program and pay a required $37 TEA Admission fee.

Degree Requirements

Ready to learn about the classes you need to take to earn your degree from the College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out all you need to know about the required course work, complete with options for electives.

Counseling M.S. with School Counselor Certificate

Cost Information

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UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

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

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

About UHCL at Pearland

Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

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

Randy Davis

Program Director and Associate Professor of Counseling,

Contact number: 281-283-3592
Email: davisr@uhcl.edu
Office: Pearland Suite 222

Randy Davis Faculty Bio

Emily Horton
Emily Horton

Emily Horton

Assistant Professor of Counseling,

Contact number: 281-283-1757
Email: horton@uhcl.edu
Office: Pearland Suite 222

Emily Horton Faculty Bio

Robert Pace
Robert Pace

Robert Pace

Clinical Associate Professor of Counseling,

Contact number: 281- 212-1755
Email: Pacerob@uhcl.edu
Office: Pearland, HSCP 242

Robert Pace Faculty Bio

Diane Smedley

Diane Smedley

Visiting Assistant Professor,

Email: smedleyd@uhcl.edu

Diane Smedley Faculty Bio

Angelica Tello
Angelica Tello

Angelica Tello

Associate Professor of Counseling and Field Experience Coordinator,

Contact number: 281-212-1762
Email: tello@uhcl.edu

Angelica Tello Faculty Bio