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Texas School Counselor Certification

This program was designed for students who already have a master’s degree and want to apply to the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to seek certification as a Texas school counselor.

Students will receive certification after successfully completing the coursework and passing the TExES Counseling exam.

All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the student.

Online Only

Certification Program

Guidance and Counseling Certification


This certification program is intended for Texas teachers seeking to be come K-12 school counselors.

Program Highlights

  • Our department holds State (Texas Education Agency) and national (NCATE) accreditation.

  • This program includes 18 semester credit hours of graduate coursework on an 8-week rotation.

  • Most students complete the program in 10 months or less depending on course availability, start date and number of courses taken during each semester.

Admission Requirements

Note: When applying for the School Counselor Certification, please use the 5X8 ND Additional Cert application.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited university
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least a 2.75 or at least a 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours
  • Texas Teacher Certification
  • Two years of classroom teaching experience in a public or accredited private school

Application Deadlines

Please contact the graduate advisor to learn more about program deadlines.


  • Certification Requirements

    Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
    Courses Hours
    EDG 6320 Individual Counseling 3
    EDG 6321 Group Counseling 3
    EDG 6323 Theories of Counseling 3
    EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling 3
    EDG 6325 Practicum in Counseling 3
    EDG 6331 Role of the School Counselor 3
    Total SCH for Texas School Counselor Certification

    Students pursuing a professional certificate on a certification plan may use previous graduate course work completed through Angelo State University to fulfill certification requirements. All work must be completed within a period of six years from the earliest credit to be counted on the certification plan. Under certain circumstances, a time extension of up to four years may be granted on a course-by-course basis.



  • Graduate

Read this assistantship information to learn more about the availability and the application process.

  • Students enrolled in this certification plan are not eligible for federal student loans. They are eligible for a state funded loan through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board called the College Access Loan and Private Alternative Educational Loans. For more information, contact the ASU Financial Aid Office .

Departmental Scholarships

For a complete list of available scholarships, see the Scholarship Programs website.

  • Brenda Priess Miller Scholarship
    Donor Mrs. Brenda P. Miller
    Eligibility Graduate of Mason High School, junior or senior in the College of Education and a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.
    Amount Variable
    Number Variable

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