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Counselor Education

Welcome to the home page for the Master of Education Degree Program in Counselor Education!

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Matriculation through the M.Ed. Counselor Education program provides graduate level training for students interested in preparing for a career in professional counseling in a variety of educational and community settings. The Counselor Education faculty are committed to facilitating students’ achievement of their career goals, and our students find work in K-12 schools, college counseling and career counseling centers, non-profit community mental health agencies, hospitals, and private practice settings. Our vision is to prepare competent practitioners who advocate for their profession and act as agents of personal, family, group, community, and social development. 

The M.Ed. programs in Professional School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Houston-Victoria are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP was formed in 1981 in cooperation with the American Counseling Association (ACA) to promote the advancement of quality in counselor education programs and grants accredited status to graduate-level programs in the professional counseling field. Matriculation through a CACREP accredited program ensures students will receive quality instruction, clinical experience, and the ability to form a distinct professional identity as a counselor.   In addition, students graduating from a CACREP-accredited program qualify to take the National Certified Counselor Exam, used by most states for LPC licensure.  For students pursuing a doctoral degree, graduation from a CACREP accredited program will meet application preferences in doctoral programs in counselor education.

Students who complete the Clinical Mental Health Counseling track meet the educational requirements to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) in Texas.

Students who complete the Professional School Counseling track meet the educational requirements for the Professional School Counselor Certificate (K-12) in Texas. School Counseling track students also meet requirements to apply for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC ) credential in Texas prior to August 1, 2017.

We encourage you to explore our web site. You may contact any of our faculty to inquire about the M.Ed. in Counselor Education.

Any questions about Counselor Education can be directed to: 

Dr. Linda Autry
Assistant Professor, COUN
361-570-4334

Dr. Katherine Bacon
Assistant Professor, COUN
281-396-3715

Dr. Jennifer Boswell
Assistant Professor, COUN
281-396-3714

Dr. Elsa Leggett
Associate Professor, COUN
281-396-3713

Dr. Wayne Smith
Assistant Professor, COUN
361-570-4817

Dr. Shannon Shoemaker
Visiting Assistant Professor, COUN
281-396-3716