What will I learn?

Counsel Children for Educational Success

Serve the needs of students and their families by receiving the Master of Science in Counseling with School Counselor Certification through University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education. You will gain the foundation you need to serve children of all ages and grades. Our program provides experiential learning that will allow you to develop your own counseling style. You will be prepared to pass the School Counselor State Assessment prior to completion of your degree.

Prepare to Support Students K-12

Upon completion of this thorough program, you will be ready to serve as a school counselor in elementary, middle/intermediate and high schools. The comprehensive 48-semester hour coursework supports a comprehensive, developmental, and collaborative school-counseling model. College of Education faculty offer an approach that considers the academic, career development, and personal/social needs of the K-12 students. In addition to the School Counselor Certification, students can consider adding preparation for licensure as a Professional Counselor to broaden their career options and employment opportunities.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (48 hours)

Tuition fees
US$19,256.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


UHCL Pearland

1200 Pearland Parkway,



77581, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be considered for admission to University of Houston-Clear Lake, if they have earned bachelor's degrees or higher (as applicable) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and are eligible to return to the last institution attended. 

For international students

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Your minimum scores must be: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL exam; 79 on the TOEFL (iBT) exam; 6.0 on the IELTS exam, 53 on the PTE exam; or, You can successfully complete level 112 in the ELS Intensive English Language program.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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