Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling (Licensed Professional Counselor Track)
Licensed Professional Counselor Track
Upon completion of the Licensed Professional Counselor Track the counselor will have the required professional content areas and Practicum hours to apply for National and/or State Licensure. Upon Licensure, the counselor is prepared to provide services across the life span in the areas of individual and group counseling in public, private, state and/or federal agencies.
The LPC Program offers a 60-hour degree designed to prepare students to pass the Texas LPC exam, and then to practice in community or private practice settings. It includes in-class and reduced seating (partial online) courses in counseling theory; ethics; individual, group, and family methods; career; research; assessment; statistics; multicultural issues; psychopathology; and advance methods in individual and group therapy. The program culminates with three courses in practicum/internship. For more information, please consult the Graduate Catalog, or call the Educational Psychology office at 956-665-3466.
Visit the counseling scholarships directory on the Counseling Degree website: http://www.counselingdegree.org/Scholarships/
Use this directory of counseling scholarships to find funding opportunities that fit your counseling program and your unique situation. The directory has a tool for searching for scholarships by enrollment level, so whether you are just starting your bachelor’s degree in counseling at a traditional university or attending a graduate online counseling program, you can find funding opportunities that fit your situation. Use the state and school search fields to find scholarships that target students in your state or those available at your school of choice, or to help you choose a counseling school. If you are just starting your program, search for renewable scholarships, which provide funding year after year. On the other hand, if you have been in your program for some time, search by minimum required GPA to find the scholarships for which your current academic standing qualifies. Lastly, search by ethnicity to find scholarships targeted at students of your ethnic background.
Top Counseling Careers
Visit the counseling careers webpage on the Counseling Degree website for descriptions of different career opportunities by a variety of characteristics, ensuring you find one that is best fit for your interests. http://www.counselingdegree.org/Careers/
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