Counselor Education (EPCE)

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision

 

 

Master of Education - MEd - School Counseling - 48 hours

Master of Education - MEd - Clinical & Mental Health Counseling - 60 hours

No GRE Required for both MEd programs

 

 

Handbooks

 

EPCE Program Evaluation

Counselor Education Program Evaluation

 

 

About the Counselor Education Program:

Counselor Education (EPCE) is an academic program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership.  The program prepares Professional School Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors,Counselor Educators, and Counselor Supervisors who are well prepared in their area of counseling, a`nd who subscribe to the ethical standards and values recognized by the counseling profession, the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

For information regarding the Counselor Education program, please contact Dr. Bradley by email

Counseling Standards:

Program work within Counselor Education is developed and guided by a strong conceptual framework, the standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), criteria from the State of Texas, guidelines from ACA, ACES, and other professional associations, and the sound professional judgment of an experienced and caring faculty. Download the 2013 CACREP Vital Statistics Survey.

Degrees, Certifications, Licensure, Certificate programs of study:

The Counselor Education programs are the only programs within a 325 mile radius that are nationally accredited by CACREP. The programs are housed within Counselor Education (EPCE) which is an academic program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership. The programs endorse and adhere to the ethical standards and principles recognized by the counseling profession, and such national associations as the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

There are five options for study/degree within the Counselor Education Program.

Master of Education in Counselor Education - Clinical & Mental Health Counseling Program.

This 60-hour program prepares counselors to work in a wide range of mental health and related clinical mental health counseling agencies/private practice settings. This program meets the academic coursework requirements for licensure by the Texas Board of Professional Counselors (Licensed Professional Counselor-LPC) and certification by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

This program is nationally accredited by CACREP.

Master of Education in Counselor Education - School Counseling Program.

This 48-hour program prepares students to serve as counselors in the educational settings at the elementary and secondary levels. This program provides academic coursework for certification as a school counselor in Texas.

This program is nationally accredited by CACREP.

Master of Education in Counselor Education - Dual Major in both Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling.

This 75-hour program prepares students to serve as counselors in both school and agency/private practice settings.

This program is nationally accredited by CACREP.

Non-Degree Professional Certification in School Counseling Program.

This 48-hour program allows students with a master’s degree in a related counseling field to complete academic coursework for certification as a school counselor in Texas.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.).

This degree requires a minimum of 93 hours and a maximum of 99 semester hours. The emphasis is on advanced study of counseling theory, practice, advocacy, consultation, supervision, research, and the teaching of counseling. The PhD program is designed to provide the student with the specific knowledge and experiences needed to become effective counselor educators, counselor supervisors, counseling researchers, private practitioners and/or leaders in the counseling profession at a variety of educational and agency settings.

This program is nationally accredited by CACREP.


In addition to the above programs, there are two certificates offered to students or mental health professionals who are working in the profession:  

Mental Health Certificate is offered to current students or licensed professionals who have a Masters Degree in counseling or in a closely related field. The coursework for this certificate is composed of a set of courses that provide in-depth knowledge in mental health counseling. It requires the completion of 15 hours of approved coursework. 

College Student Counseling Certificate is offered to current students, advisors, and licensed professionals seeking special training in working in the field of college student counseling. The coursework for this certificate is composed of a set of courses that provide in-depth knowledge in college student counseling. It requires the completion of 15 hours of approved coursework.

Counselor Education candidates come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds and many are currently employed.  To accommodate the needs of these working professionals, the program routinely offers a variety of evening, weekend, and summer courses.   

The Counselor Education program is committed to recognizing the dignity of all individuals. We foster an environment of appreciation, mutual respect, and tolerance for differing values, beliefs, and backgrounds. We support and encourage the application of ethical practices and policies ensuring access, equity, and excellence in Counselor Education. We encourage applications from minorities and other effected groups.

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Internship and Practicum

Practicum/Internship Contract Forms

Field Placements List (PDF)

Field Handbook - School 13-14
Field Handbook - PhD 13-14

Field Handbook - Clinical Mental Health 2013-2014

 


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Simple Instructions to Apply:

In order to be admitted  into one of our degree programs you must apply to BOTH the Texas Tech Graduate School, and to our Counselor Education Program.

The graduate application is completed through the Apply Texas universal application. Make sure to indicate

Education - Counselor Education MED as your intended major.

TTU Graduate School Application

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING