School of Education and Behavorial Sciences

M.Ed. in School Counseling

For additional information contact Dr. Reba Criswell, Coordinator by phone (580-745-2118) or via email

M. Ed. in School Counseling PDF Downloads

School Counseling Application Packet-Spring 2011

School Counseling Degree Plan-Fall2010

School Counseling ARSD Policy Fall2011-Revised (Admission, Retention, Suspension and Dismissal Policy)

Advanced Certificate Portfolio Guidelines

Statement of Objectives

The Master of Education degree in School Counseling is designed to prepare individuals with an academic background in education to assume the role of professional school counselor in elementary and secondary schools. The program prepares counselor trainees to facilitate the growth and development of young people through training in school counseling program development, consultation, career development, and intervention strategies in a multi-cultural context.

Students will gain curricular experience and knowledge in the following areas:

  1. Professional Identity
  2. Social and Cultural Diversity
  3. Human Growth and Development
  4. Career Development
  5. Helping Relationships
  6. Group Work
  7. Assessment
  8. Research and Program Evaluation

Program Admission Requirements

  1. The applicant must be admitted to the School of Graduate and University Studies (A307).
  2. The applicant should be eligible for or hold a valid teaching certificate.


Due to the critical nature of the school counselor’s role, continued enrollment in the program is predicated on the student maintaining an appropriate level of social and emotional maturity, the ability to communicate effectively, and other personal attributes believed by the faculty to be necessary for success in the counseling profession. Additionally, the student must earn a grade of “B” or better in Pre-Practicum to be eligible to enroll in Counseling Practicum.