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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.

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. and Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall: March 1
    Spring: September 1

  • Application
    Both of the following applications are required:
  • Requirements
    • The graduate test score is waived for applicants who have earned a 3.000 GPA in the last 60 hours of coursework; or
    • 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 holding a Master's degree from an accredited institution are not required to submit GRE or MAT scores.
    • Applicants must submit three (3) Professional Recommendation Forms, which are included in the Program Application.
    • Once a completed application is received by the Counseling program, it will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review. A committee member will contact the applicant for an on-campus interview, after which, a final admissions decision will be made.

    School Counselor program applicants only must also submit the following:

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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  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 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.

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Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency.

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

Assistant Professor of Counseling,

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

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Robert Pace
Robert Pace

Robert Pace

Clinical Associate Professor of Counseling,

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

Faculty Bio

Dilani Perera

Dilani Perera-Diltz

Professor and Coordinator of Counseling,

Contact number: 281-283-3557
Email: PereraDiltz@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1325

Faculty Bio

Cheryl Sawyer
Cheryl Sawyer

Cheryl Sawyer

Professor of Counseling,

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

Faculty Bio

Angelica Tello
Angelica Tello

Angelica Tello

Assistant Professor of Counseling and Field Experience Coordinator,

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

Faculty Bio