Department of Education
Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree
Major in Counseling (Major Code: 5457)
Formal admittance to the counselor education program requires:
To enter the counselor education program, students must:
School Counseling Course Requirements (54 hours)
*With instructor approval
Feel free to browse through the Counselor Education’s Course Descriptions within the counselor education program for further information.
Students may become eligible for school counseling state exam test approval after accruing 48/54 hours and successfully passing comprehensive exams.
If a student is seeking a counseling position in a school district before graduating, and there is a strong demand in addition to district support, a student may consider a school counseling temporary position after successfully being accepted into the program and accruing 30/54 hours.
School Counseling Students wishing to continue their education towards licensure as a professional counselor will need to first complete their MEd degree then return for remaining requirements.
At any point you would like to make an appointment to discuss your options in the field of counseling, please do not hesitate. You may also find out more information the counseling profession through the following websites:
Features of the West Texas A& M University’s Counselor Education Program include being conveniently located in downtown Amarillo’s Chase Tower and having access to state of the art teaching and supervision facilities. Classrooms are located on the 10th and 11th floor while faculty offices are located on the 7th. The West Texas A&M Counselor Education Program is host to Psi Tau Omega, the local chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the International Honor Society in Counseling in addition to the Waugh and Roberson annual Counseling Seminar Conferences.
Thanks for your interest in West Texas A&M University’s Counselor Education Program.
Dr. Yvette Castillo invites you to learn more about the opportunities for growth and career development within the MA and MEd programs of study.
West Texas A&M University – Amarillo Center
600 S. Tyler St., Lockbox 12132
Amarillo, Texas 79106