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Our Lady of the Lake University’s (OLLU) online Master of Education in School Counseling is designed to help you gain the skills needed to be an effective and influential school counselor at the primary and secondary levels. Graduate ready to meet the needs of today’s diverse student populations and become a leader within your school.
Program time to completion:2 years
Counselors-in-Training at Our Lady of the Lake University gain an advanced understanding of the industry’s best practices through courses, such as:
- Guidance and Counseling Services
- Vocational and Aptitude Assessment
- Ethical Issues in Schools
- Multicultural Issues
- Child and Juvenile Psychological Development
- Counseling Theories: Methods and Techniques
- Disability Issues
- Educational Theories
"Some of our graduates have been able to take marginal guidance programs at their schools and turn them into award winning programs."
— Dr. Cullen Grinnan, Program Chair
Core Skills for School Counseling Credentials
OLLU’s 48-credit-hour, online Master of Education program prepares you to take the TExES (Texas Examinations for Educator Standards) School Counseling Exam.* Since its inception, the pass rate for the exam for online OLLU Counselors-in-Training has been 100 percent.
You’ll also gain the skills and knowledge necessary for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Examination and the National Certified Counselor Examination (NCC) Examination.
The Online M.Ed. program at Our Lady of the Lake University ensures that when you enter the field you’ll be equipped to:
- Assess and confidentially address students’ behavioral and learning problems
- Promote psychological health in children and adolescents
- Implement effective career development planning
- Uphold the ethical codes applicable for school counselors and private practitioners
What Does a School Counselor Do?
High School Counselors help students prepare for academic success and navigating the road ahead by assisting with:
- SAT/ACT exam prep
- Proctoring college entrance exams
- Career assessment and coaching
- The college admission process
- Preparing for trade/vocational school
Why OLLU’s Online M.Ed. in School Counseling Online Program?
Our Lady of the Lake University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution and strives to foster spiritual growth in each student, along with the skills needed for career success. Graduates of the online Master of Education in School Counseling leave with a heightened understanding of guiding young minds and helping students reach their full potential. Experience the flexibility of online programs without disrupting your career and home life.
Watch as Cullen Grinnan, Program Coordinator for the School Counseling Program, discusses how the faculty at Our Lady of the Lake University supports students within an environment that embraces a strong sense of community.
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I'm Cullen Grinnan. I'm the program coordinator for the school counseling program at Our Lady of the Lake University. I teach counseling classes.
Lots of our students-- they have family that have been through the program, sometimes recently, sometimes decades ago. There's such a sense of community and family here. And we are trying to duplicate that online.
You kind of get to know who it is that is in your virtual classroom because we've been doing some online stuff, it was real modular. Go in, read this chapter, answer these questions, take this test. And it was rather cold, rather clinical, wasn't a lot of personality to it. Not a lot of warmth.
But we kept trying to add that warmth, add that personality. But with Engage, it has really enhanced our ability to make it feel like a sense of community, instead of being this power differentiation, where the instructor is up here, and the student is down here. We're trying to get it a little more level so that we're collegial.
The focus is school counseling. So they are employed as school counselors. And some of them have been able to go into programs that were marginal guidance programs at the school, and turn them into award winning programs. They get the CREST award. We've had that happen several times.
Then if they follow up with the LPC, sitting for the LPC or the NCC, they can work in a hospital, they can work in clinics, they can work for agencies, they can have a private practice, they can teach at the junior college level, community college level. There's quite a bit open. And more is opening all the time for counselors.
Prepare to become a leader within your school with Our Lady of the Lake University’s online M.Ed. program. Call 855-275-1082 to speak with an admission representative or request more information today.
*Students who do not reside in Texas and are interested in becoming school counselors need to be familiarized with their own state requirements. Please see the following link to check individual state requirements: http://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/careers-roles/state-certification-requirements