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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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.
Fall: March 1
Spring: Nov. 1
ApplicationBoth university and program applications are required.
- 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)
New Requirements - Effective Fall 2018
- 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 the following:
- A combined GRE score totaling 294 and a writing score of 3.5; or
- A MAT score of at least 390
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UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus
1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
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.
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.