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Masters of Education in School Counseling at Our Lady of the Lake University

Discover classes that help you enable students with challenges.

Our Lady of the Lake University’s online Master of Education in School Counseling is designed for professional educators who want to go beyond leading a classroom to enabling students to reach their full potential. The program immerses you in the industry’s best practices, and the topics taught are designed for real-world application. They include key principles of human growth, therapeutic techniques, and ethical decision-making in the counseling context. Explore counseling theories and methodology behind the treatment of students’ behavioral problems.

Apply these real-world concepts in a multitude of educational settings including clinical environments, group counseling and child and adolescent interventions. Students will learn psychological development from birth through maturity, research methods and procedures, the manifestation of mental disorders and career development theories. The Master of Education in School Counseling program also includes field experience in a chosen educational setting and a seminar on trends in professional counseling.

Professionals can apply their education in a classroom setting and enjoy helping young minds to be productive and successful individuals. These schools counselors are hands-on in getting students on the right path to success. School counselors work as a team with administrators and families to provide solutions for issues with school or home life those students might be facing. They serve as key role models for students throughout their academic careers.

School counselors will learn:

  • How to deal with cultural issues
  • Different methods for psychological counseling
  • Group counseling dynamics
  • Career development principles
  • How to prepare students for interviews and crucial exams

Towards the end of the program, students get to apply their education in real-life academic environments.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll become a certified school counselor and pass the TExES (Texas Examinations for Educator Standards) School Counseling Exam*, of which OLLU past graduates boast a 100 percent first time pass rate.

The 48-credit online M.Ed. degree program can be completed in eight semesters, as long as the recommended schedule is followed. The program consists of 12 hours of foundation courses and 36 hours of concentration courses. Students will take six hours per semester (two classes).

School Counselor Course Descriptions: