Program Overview

Angelo State University offers a Master of Education degree in Guidance and Counseling for students and professionals in education interested in aiding the development of children and adolescence through educational and life guidance. Students will learn about the role of guidance counselors in promoting development in others by helping the student discover interests, understand their strengths and overcome their difficulties in education.

Students will learn about advanced concepts in the application of educational principles in addition to principles of guidance and leadership. Those classes include curriculum development, social and cultural influences, tests and measurements, life span development, applied research, legal and ethical principles, individual counseling skills, group counseling skills, theories of counseling, and career and occupational counseling.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated necessary educational and professional qualifications for roles within educational organizations as a counselor or leader.  These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships, to create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings, and to manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Angelo State University is a member of the Texas Tech University System and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Angelo State University’s mission statement includes: "In a learning-centered environment distinguished by its integration of teaching, research, creative endeavor, service and co-curricular experiences, ASU prepares students to be responsible citizens and to have productive careers."

    Angelo State University awards bachelor's degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in several colleges. Pre-professional programs are also offered. Students have access to academic resources ranging from remedial services, and academic and career counseling services to employment services for students. Special learning opportunities at Angelo State University also include ROTC (Air Force), teacher certification, distance education, and study abroad programs.

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