• Suzanne Blair (Alumna)

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    “An uplifting aspect of DBU is the emphasis on God and the Christian faith. Each of my classes has been an intimate size which allowed me to communicate with my professors as needed, providing more individualized attention. The overall curriculum is rigorous and provides meaningful experiences which prepared me for my chosen profession of School Counseling.”

  • Charlie Breen (Alumnus)

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    “Every class, professor, and classmate has contributed to my rich education in the field of School Counseling. Not only have I learned valuable skills in the field, but I have strengthened my walk with Christ. Dallas Baptist University has sparked the fire within me and encouraged me to be a shining light in our troubled world.”

  • Charita Lovely (Alumna)

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    “God led me to DBU and positioned me to grow stronger in Him. My experiences truly molded and shaped me to become a servant leader. Dallas Baptist University has been a true blessing in my life and I’m forever grateful!”

  • Becky Juarez (Alumna)

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    “I have learned so much more than school counseling in my two years at DBU. I have discovered strength within myself that I did not know I had. I have come to rely more fully on God to lead me every day.”

  • Heather Kennedy (Alumna)

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    “My journey at DBU has been great in many ways. I have grown in my walk with the Lord. Also, I confidently know I have the skills and knowledge to be an efficient school counselor.”

  • School Counseling Practicum II Alumni

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  • Sara Moltenbrey (Alumna)

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    "My DBU experience has been an incredible journey. I have grown as a school counselor as well as enhanced my walk with Christ through the great experiences and opportunities I have been provided with throughout my program of study."

  • Patricia Alacon (Alumna)

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    "This has been a life changing experience. I have learned not to give up on my dreams no matter how difficult it is."

  • Tonya Carter (Alumna)

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    "My journey at DBU has been an exceptional experience! I have met some wonderful God-fearing people who have helped my process throughout the years. At DBU, the students are challenged to do their best in their field of study. My faith has been tested, but by the grace of God, I have overcome the obstacles. Keep in your heart Proverbs 3:5-6."

  • Lisa Clark (Alumna)

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    "Getting my Master of Education in School Counseling at DBU has brought me closer to God through so many avenues."

  • Lavonne Carpenter (Alumna)

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    "I wouldn't be where I am now without the education I have received through DBU. I feel as if I have received much more than just an education in a content area or a particular discipline. I feel that DBU has helped me become much more of a spiritual person and has really taught me to trust in the Lord and through him anything can be accomplished."

  • Leslie Joslin (Alumna)

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    "DBU is assisting me in achieving my long-held dream of being an elementary counselor. I love the ministry aspect of attending a Baptist University, and my experience as a DBU student has been phenomenal. I never dreamed I would have the opportunity to attend DBU, but with God's help and DBU at my side, my dream came true when our Lindale cohort graduated."

  • Anitra Given (Alumna)

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    "I am grateful to have been led to an institution where I could grow spiritually as well as intellectually."

  • Jennifer Mena (Alumna)

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    "As a DBU graduate student, I am thankful for the relationships I have been able to develop with my professors. Their instruction and personal experiences have had a profound influence on me. They have blessed my life and encouraged me as I strive to be a blessing to others."

  • Megan Hull (Alumna)

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    "My time at Dallas Baptist University has meant so much to me. Each professor I have had has taught me through their actions how to be a professional school counselor as well as a servant Christ-like leader. It has been a blessing to be taught by servant-hearted professors who have equipped me to enter into the professional world of school counseling."

  • School Counseling Internship Alumnae

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  • Katie McLeroy (Alumna)

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    "DBU has been a wonderful experience. It has not only provided a quality education but has helped me grow in my faith. I am proud to be a DBU graduate."

  • Amber Davenport (Alumna)

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    "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' - Jeremiah 29:11. I am forever grateful for my educational journey at DBU."

  • Leah Knoche-Berry (Alumna)

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    "Through my studies at Dallas Baptist University, I have not only grown in the knowledge of school counseling, I have grown emotionally and spiritually. The professors truly care and believe in each one of their students. Dallas Baptist has taught me the value of learning to serve and serving to learn. This has been an amazing experience I will forever cherish."

  • Christina Casanova Courts (Alumna)

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    "Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety." - Proverbs 11:14

  • Sarah Vick (Alumna)

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    "The program at DBU exceeded my expectations. I have learned great skills to carry me through my career."

  • Brenna Williamson (Alumna)

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    "My journey through DBU has helped me affirm that I truly desire to be a school counselor. DBU has given me the tools I need to be the best counselor I can be for my future students."

  • Steven Jacob (Alumnus)

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    "This is a wonderfully innovative counseling program. DBU has awesome professors with plenty of hands on experience. I am ecstatic and proud to be a DBU graduate."

  • Jenni Herzberg (Alumna)

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    "The school counseling program at DBU has helped me make many professional connections, which have opened doors and given me opportunities to have many wonderful in-field experiences."

  • Rashunda Sims (Alumna)

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    "DBU has allowed me to appreciate the true meaning of servant leadership. From the first encounter in the Graduate Office and then the School of Education, it has been divine intervention led through God's children. I have grown and learned how God's light can be shown through my entire educational experience. I love how DBU has allowed me to use my witty personality in order to make a difference in the lives of many students and adults."

  • Elisabeth Johnson (Alumna)

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    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-7

  • SueAnn Dorman (Alumna)

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    "My educational journey at DBU has been filled with inspiring, caring professors who demonstrated true servant leadership, spirituality, and faith through Christ. Receiving my Master of Education in School Counseling at DBU was truly a blessing."

  • School Counseling Internship Alumni

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School Counseling
Bonnie B. Bond, Ed.D., LPC, Program Director

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The Master of Education in School Counseling is designed to provide the framework for school counselor preparation and to enhance the professional development of educators who are seeking a graduate degree in school counseling.

The Master of Education in School Counseling is a 36-hour, non-thesis professional development program leading to the Professional School Counselor Certificate. The program is designed to meet or exceed the certification requirements for School Counselors as established by the State Board for Educator Certification. General prerequisites include two years teaching experience in an accredited and approved school. The program is interdisciplinary and builds on the candidate's prior education and experience. A systematic schedule of shared self-appraisals, threaded throughout the program, allows graduate candidates to monitor their progress toward professional goals in partnership with other forms of student development.

Upon the successful completion of the Master of Education in School Counseling at Dallas Baptist University, passing the School Counselor Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES), and having two years of acceptable teaching experience, the graduate candidate will be recommended for the Professional Counselor Certificate.

MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELING/MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SCHOOL COUNSELING AGREEMENT CONTRACT:

Newly admitted candidates will meet with the Program Director, at which time the Master of Arts in Counseling/Master of Education in School Counseling Agreement Contract will be explained and discussed.  By signing this agreement contract, new candidates are stating their willingness to be evaluated on nine characteristics deemed necessary for the development of an ethical and competent counselor.  These characteristics are implied from the expectations of professional and personal competence and responsibility as outlined by the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics (2005):  openness, flexibility, positiveness, cooperativeness, willingness to use and accept feedback, awareness of impact on others, ability to deal with conflict, ability to accept personal responsibility, and ability to express feelings effectively and appropriately.  In addition, the candidate's signature on the contract expresses agreement to attend eight counseling sessions during the first two semesters in the M.A. in Counseling/M.Ed. in School Counseling Program. 

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

  • earns an “A-“ or higher in each of the first four courses (12 hours) of graduate coursework in the DBU College of Education, or
  • holds a Bachelor’s degree from the DBU College of Education earned within the past five years with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, or
  • holds a Master’s degree from DBU.

 

SCHOOL COUNSELING (M.ED.)

Core Courses (36 credit hours)

COUN 5382

Counseling Theories and Techniques

COUN 5383

Group Counseling Methods

EDSC 5310

Introduction to School Counseling

EDSC 5311

Developmental Psychology

EDSC 6010

Professional Portfolio

EDSC 6308 The School and Multicultural Society

EDSC 6310

Pre-Practicum for School Counseling

EDSC 6312

Appraisal in Counseling and Development

EDSC 6313

Curriculum and Administration for School Guidance and Counseling Programs

EDSC 6316

Practicum I for School Counseling

EDSC 6318

Practicum II for School Counseling (S-L)

EDSC 6380

Career Development and Lifestyle Counseling for School Counselor

EDUC 5310

Introduction to Exceptional Learners


Total Credit Hours Required:  Minimum 36 hours


CERTIFICATION SEEKING ONLY
Candidates who already hold a master's degree and are seeking school counseling certification are eligible to pursue the advanced certificate in School Counseling. These candidates must meet specific TExES preparation guidelines, pass the TExES, submit portfolio as requested, and provide a service recording documenting two years of acceptable teaching in an accredited and approved school. These students will be recommended for the Professional Counselor Certificate upon fulfilling all University and state requirements.

 

The following track in School Counseling is available only to International Students who will not be pursuing Texas State School Counseling Certification. 

COUN 5382

Counseling Theories and Techniques

COUN 5383

Group Counseling Methods

EDSC 5310

Introduction to School Counseling

EDSC 5311

Developmental Psychology

EDSC 6010

Professional Portfolio

EDSC 6308 The School and Multicultural Society

EDSC 6310

Pre-Practicum for School Counseling

EDSC 6312

Appraisal in Counseling and Development

EDSC 6313

Curriculum and Administration for School Guidance and Counseling Programs

EDSC 6316

Practicum I for School Counseling

EDSC 6318

Practicum II for School Counseling (S-L)

EDSC 6380

Career Development and Lifestyle Counseling for School Counselor

EDUC 5310

Introduction to Exceptional Learners

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

 

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN SCHOOL COUNSELING

TRACK I   (15 hours)

The DBU school counseling certificate program is designed for the graduate student who is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Counseling at Dallas Baptist University or already possesses a master’s and/or doctoral degree in a counseling related field and is pursuing the standard school counselor certification only. This all-level certificate allows an individual to be considered for a school counseling position. 

           

Required courses (excluding prerequisites):

EDSC 6313  Curriculum & Administration for School Guidance and Counseling Programs

EDUC 5310  Introduction to Exceptional Learners

EDSC 6312  Appraisal in Counseling and Development

EDSC 5310  Introduction to School Counseling

EDSC 6316  Practicum I for School Counseling

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must be currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Counseling at Dallas Baptist University, or already hold a master’s and/or doctoral degree in a counseling related field of study. Applicants must provide a service record indicating two years of teaching experience in an accredited and approved school if they are seeking the Texas Standard School Counselor Certificate.

Applicants should complete the admission process Certificate Program Application.

 

TRACK II   (27 hours)

The DBU school counselor certificate program is designed for the graduate student who possesses a master’s and/or doctoral degree in a non-counseling field and is pursuing the standard school counselor certification only. This all-level certificate allows an individual to be considered for a school counseling position.

Required courses (excluding prerequisites):

COUN 5382  Counseling Theories and Techniques

EDSC 5310 Introduction to School Counseling

EDSC 5311  Developmental Psychology

EDSC 6310  Pre-Practicum for School Counseling

EDSC 6312  Appraisal in Counseling and Development

EDUC 5310  Introduction to Exceptional Learners

COUN 5383  Group Counseling Methods

EDSC 6313  Curriculum & Administration for School Guidance and Counseling Programs

EDSC 6316  Practicum I for School Counseling

Prerequisite requirements

To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must already hold a master’s or doctoral degree and meet all DBU’s admissions criteria. Applicants must provide a service record indicating two years of teaching experience in an accredited and approved school if they are seeking the Texas Standard School Counselor Certificate.


Successful completion of the GRE is a requirement for admission to either track of this certificate program. In lieu of the GRE, the applicant may submit the GMAT, MAT, or other nationally-recognized aptitude test with comparable scores upon approval of the program director and the Master's Programs Admission Committee.

The following track in School Counseling is available only to International Students who will not be pursuing Texas State School Counseling Certification.

COUN 5382 Counseling Theories and Techniques
COUN 5383 Group Counseling Methods

EDSC 5310 Intro to School Counseling
EDSC 5311 Developmental Psychology

EDSC 6010 Professional Portfolio
EDSC 6310 Pre-Practicum for School Counseling
EDSC 6312 Appraisal in Counseling and Development

EDSC 6313 Curriculum and Administration for School Guidance and Counseling Programs

EDSC 6316 Practicum I for School Counseling
EDSC 6318 Practicum II for School Counseling (S-L)

EDSC 6380 Career Development and Lifestyle Counseling for School Counselors

EDUC 5310  Introduction to Exceptional Learners
EDSC 6308  The School and Multicultural Society

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Upon completion of certificate courses and requirements, please submit the Request for Certificate of Completion.


Dual Master's Degrees

Earn two degrees with the efficiency of learning

available through a dual degree program!

 

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Fall 2014: December 11
Spring 2015: April 29

Application to Graduate Deadline

Spring 2015: November 5

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Fall 2014: TBA
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Master's Degrees

& Programs:

Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Management
M.Ed. in Bilingual Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in School Counseling
M.Ed. in Special Education
M.A. in Sport Management
M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Communication
M.A. in Counseling
Master of Liberal Arts
Master of Professional Development

Master's Degrees and Programs available through the Graduate School of Ministry:

M.A. Children's Ministry
M.A. in Christian Education
M.A. in Christian Ministry
M.A. in Family Ministry
M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Worship Leadership

Master's Degrees and Programs available through the Gary Cook School of Leadership:

M.Ed. in Higher Education

M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Christian Ministry
M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Counseling
M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Children's Ministry / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Children's Ministry / Master of Liberal Arts
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Christian Ministry
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Counseling
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Christian Education / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Communication
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Worship Leadership
M.A. in Christian Ministry / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Communication / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Communication / M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. in Communication / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Communication / M.A. in Worship Leadership
M.A. in Communication / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Global Leadership / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.A. in Worship Leadership
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Teaching / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Theological Studies / M.A. in Worship Leadership
Master of Business Administration / M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
Master of Business Administration / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in School Counseling
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in Special Education
M.Ed. in Higher Education / M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language / M.Ed. in Special Education
 

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