2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


Counseling, M.Ed.

Those seeking the MEd in Counseling have three options:

  • Specialization I: School Counseling
  • Specialization II: Student Affairs
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 hours) (focuses on preparation for licensure)

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.

The MEd in School Counseling focuses on providing students with a 36-hour rigorous and strength-based program to pursue certification in school counseling. All counseling classes can be applied to Texas professional licensure. The MEd in School Counseling meets the requirements of the State Board of Educator Certification and follows the guidelines for certification in school counseling. The following courses are required.

School Counseling

Major (36 semester hours)

EDUC 60313Educational Assessment

3

EDUC 70953Research in Education

3

EDUC 60143Theories of Human Development

3

EDGU 50223Helping Relationships

3

EDGU 60003Counseling Diverse Populations

3

EDGU 60233Career Development and Information

3

EDGU 50323Small Group Dynamics

3

EDGU 60143Counseling Interventions

3

EDGU 60383Counseling Theories and Techniques

3

EDGU 60613Orientation and Programs in Guidance and Counseling

3

EDGU 70103Practicum I

3

Three hours of elective study are required in a similar field experience.

If students choose Specialization I, they must pass the practice TExES exam before taking the state exam for counseling in schools.

School Counseling Certification Only

The certification in school counseling meets the 30-hour requirement of the Texas State Board of Education. Students who have completed a master's degree in education or the equivalent may be admitted to the program for school counselor certification. The 30-hour certification program qualifies a student to take the TExES exam for school-counseling certification, provided the student has completed all coursework successfully and has two years of teaching experience in an accredited public or private school. The following courses are required:

Professional Studies (36 hours)

EDGU 60003Counseling Diverse Populations

3

EDUC 60313Educational Assessment

3

EDGU 50223Helping Relationships

3

EDGU 60233Career Development and Information

3

EDGU 50323Small Group Dynamics

3

EDGU 60143Counseling Interventions

3

EDUC 60143Theories of Human Development

3

EDGU 60383Counseling Theories and Techniques

3

EDGU 60613Orientation and Programs in Guidance and Counseling

3

EDGU 70103Practicum I

3

Probationary School Counseling

A student may apply for probationary certification if a) a school district has made an official offer to the student to fill a counselor position, and b) the counseling program faculty in the College of Education approve the probationary certification. In order to gain faculty approval the student must be within the last 12 hours of the program or two long semesters and have successfully completed:

Certification

EDGU 60613Orientation and Programs in Guidance and Counseling

3

EDGU 50223Helping Relationships

3

EDGU 50323Small Group Dynamics

3

EDGU 60143Counseling Interventions

3

The student also must have demonstrated ethical and professional behavior. As long as the student has not graduated, he or she must remain under supervision of the TCU counseling faculty. This will require the student to report to the faculty member on a regular basis and maintain appropriate documentation regardless of whether the student is enrolled in a practicum course.

Student Affairs

The M.Ed. in Student Affairs focuses on providing students with a 36-hour rigorous and strength-based program designed to prepare students to work in colleges and universities in the area of student affairs. It offers the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively provide counseling, consultation and leadership to individuals and groups, and to enhance learning, as well as personal and professional development in the university setting. The following courses are required in the 36-hour Student Affairs Counseling Program.

Professional Studies (36 hours)

EDUC 60823Educational Program Evaluation

3

EDUC 70953Research in Education

3

EDGU 50223Helping Relationships

3

EDGU 60003Counseling Diverse Populations

3

EDGU 60233Career Development and Information

3

EDGU 50323Small Group Dynamics

3

EDGU 60143Counseling Interventions

3

EDGU 60383Counseling Theories and Techniques

3

EDGU 60403Theories of Student Development

3

EDGU 60423Organization and Administration of Support Programs

3

EDGU 70103Practicum I

3

 

EDAD 70200Internship in Educational Administration

1.00-6.00

or

EDGU 71103Field Experience in Student Affairs

3

If students who select Specialization II wish to add a specialization in school counseling, they must successfully complete the following classes and pass the practice and actual TExES exam.

EDGU 60613Orientation and Programs in Guidance and Counseling

3

EDUC 60313Educational Assessment

3

EDUC 60143Theories of Human Development

3

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling focuses on providing students with a 60-hour, rigorous and strength-based program to prepare students for licensure in the State of Texas, in accordance with Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related-Educational Program (CACREP) requirements.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Provide a rigorous course of study to prepare students to work with children and families in a variety of settings; and
  • Provide students with the necessary foundational knowledge to successfully pass the National Counselor Exam administered by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. To meet these objectives, the following courses are required:

Professional Studies (12)

EDGU 60003Counseling Diverse Populations

3

EDUC 60313Educational Assessment

3

EDUC 70953Research in Education

3

EDUC 60143Theories of Human Development

3

Specialization (30 hours)

EDGU 50223Helping Relationships

3

EDGU 50323Small Group Dynamics

3

EDGU 60143Counseling Interventions

3

EDGU 60153DSM: Diagnosis and Treatment with Children

3

EDGU 60383Counseling Theories and Techniques

3

EDGU 60123DSM: Diagnosis and Treatment with Adults

3

EDGU 60133Addictions Counseling

3

EDGU 60213Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

3

EDGU 60233Career Development and Information

3

EDGU 70033Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Counseling

3

Program Class (minimum 3 hours)

EDGU 60613Orientation and Programs in Guidance and Counseling

3

Field Experience (9 hours)

EDGU 70103Practicum I

3

EDGU 70303Internship (Semester 1)

EDGU 70303Internship (Semester 2)

Other Course Options

EDGU 60223Pre-Practicum

3

EDGU 60403Theories of Student Development

3

EDGU 60423Organization and Administration of Support Programs

3

EDGU 70233International Practices of Counseling

3

Students may transfer up to 6 hours of approved course-work.

As the counseling program expands other courses at TCU may be added to course options.

To complete the MEd in Counseling requires that students successfully complete the 36-hour or 60-hour master’s program with a "B" average or better and successfully pass orals involving a written and video case presentation.