Master of Education in Counseling & Development / Professional School Counselor
Lamar University

Program Details

The online Master of Education in Counseling and Development with a concentration in Professional School Counselor program prepares educators who are trained in mental health to work in K-12 public and private school settings to help students with academic achievement, personal and social development, career or college readiness, and planning.  The curriculum emphasizes mental health promotion, positive youth development, early mental health intervention and development, substance abuse prevention and intervention, and suicide prevention in the school setting.  Coursework includes high-impact educational practices such as:

  • Faculty mentorship
  • Community-based learning through advocacy
  • Integrated technology skills
  • Learning communities focused on equity, access, and advocacy


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE scores, if not waived
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • Personal statement
  • Letter(s) of reference

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges