The heart of our School Counselor M.Ed. program is focused on understanding students. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and mental health. At INSPIRE TEXAS and UST, we are passionate about preparing school counselors who make a difference in the lives of our children while supporting their dreams.
To begin the Counselor Certification program, you will need:
THE APPLICATION FEE IS $95 AND IS NON-REFUNDABLE. ASSEMBLE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS, TO BE MAILED OR ELCTRONICALLY SUBMITTED TO US AT LEAST 10 DAYS PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION DEADLINE.
You may send all materials to: Region 4 Inspire Texas, 7145 W. Tidwell Rd., Houston, TX 77092
After your application is submitted and documents received, you will be notified via email of your acceptance into the program. When you receive your notification, choose the training date that works best for you.
UST/INSPIRE TEXAS COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION COHORTS ARE STARTING JANUARY 17, 2023.
The school counselor M.Ed. And certification program provides flexible yet comprehensive online training to meet your needs. Internships can be completed anywhere in Texas.
At University of St. Thomas and Region 4 Inspire Texas, your professors will provide guidance and feedback throughout the six (6) term program. Understanding students, planning, collaboration, consultation and professionalism are critical training objectives. All field supervisors have been counselors in Texas.
You will meet with the field supervisor and a campus/district mentor at least three times while enrolled in the program. This exchange will include sharing reflections of the internship experiences and activities completed, which allows you to apply that knowledge as you have learned in the coursework.
As a counselor candidate, you will complete school counselor program training, which includes coursework, and a practicum at an accredited public, private or charter school.
Courses meet the needs of diverse learning styles. Should further accommodations be necessary for disabilities; please contact the Region 4 Program Coordinator. We will be happy to assist with the appropriate accommodation.
During your training, you will prepare for the TExES examination to obtain your Standard Counselor Certificate.
You are required to pass the designated state certification content exam(s). Passing a content area is required by the majority of school districts in the state of Texas.