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

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Lamar University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Candidates should have 2 years of teaching experience and be employed on an approved public or private school campus.
  • This program may involve on-campus residency requirements.