Online Master of Education in School Counseling


Discover an education that yields results and inspires.

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.

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 60-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.

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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.

NOTE: Applicants seeking licensure are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license per the Texas occupations code HB 1508.

*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: