Welcome to the Department of Counselor Education!
Questions about applying to one of our programs,
please call 936-294-4857 or e-mail COEGradHub@shsu.edu
Our dedicated and experienced faculty provide a learning environment that focuses on nurturing the development of students to obtain the skills and knowledge to be exceptional clinicians. This CACREP-accredited degree provides students the opportunities to obtain the necessary academic preparation to pursue licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
School Counseling, MEd
The Department of Counselor Education will help you pursue your School Counseling Certification! This CACREP-accredited degree program offers in-person and online classes that prepares teachers to become school counselors. Students in this MEd program receive quality and personalized instruction from dedicated faculty. The program complies with existing standards for professional certification.
Counselor Education, PhD.
Come join the next doctoral cohort! This CACREP-accredited program is the highest professional degree available to students who aspire to leadership positions in counselor education and school counseling. Doctoral students work with counselor education faculty to develop their leadership, research, supervision, clinical, and teaching knowledge and skills. Our department offers state of the art facilities to optimize the doctoral experience. Scholarships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships are available to assist with funding.
Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy
The 12 credit hour Certificate is designed for graduate students training in counseling and related fields who want to specialize and/or work with clients using play focused interventions. Students can expect to learn the basic knowledge, theory and application of skills in using symbolism and metaphor as playful methods to work with clients. Developmental and neurobiological implications will be discussed.