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The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Counseling Program, through high quality instruction and educational opportunities develops talented counselors, life-long learners and leaders in our field. Graduates of our program serve the mental health and educational needs of the diverse residents of Texas, boarder states, throughout the country, and around the world. Graduates are expected to serve as actively engaged agents of change in providing care for diverse populations. Through ethical practice and professional conduct, our graduates are expected to advocate for the field, serve their clients, and meet the needs of an ever-changing world.   

The graduate programs at A&M-Texarkana are practitioner's degrees.  A&M-Texarkana offers two graduate programs in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. These programs enable students to meet the academic requirements to sit for the licensing exam for the position of Clinical Mental Health Counselor or for certification as an all-level School Counselor. 

The Master of Science in School Counseling program consists of 48 credit hours. The Counseling and Psychology faculty are committed to the training effective school counselors.  Following the completion of the majority of coursework, students have the opportunity to translate coursework into a practicum experience within the school setting.  All students seeking a master’s degree in school counseling are required to participate in 3 semester credit hours of practicum at an approved school.  Students who are accepted into the school counseling program must apply to the TK20 program prior to enrolling in courses.  

Persons with this certification are employed in public schools to provide services as a school counselor at a variety of levels. To find out how to pursue this credential, contact the A&M-Texarkana Office of Teacher Certification.

A&M-Texarkana offers several graduate elective courses such as, Introduction to Trauma Counseling, Counseling Children and Adolescents, Play Therapy, Advanced Counseling Theories, and Sexual Behavior. These courses may also be utilized by clinicians to satisfy continuing education requirements.

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School Counselor Certification at A&M-Texarkana are approved through the Texas Education Agency.  For more information regarding our Educator Preparation Program, please CLICK HERE.

Questions? Email curriculum.instruction@tamut.edu 

For information about the Educator Preparation Program Complaint Process access this link: Complaints Against Educator Preparation Programs


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