The School Counseling Specialty prepares students to pursue certification as elementary or secondary School Counselors. The School Counseling Specialty also fulfills the educational requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Students considering this specialty must have teaching experience prior to starting the program. In addition to the common curriculum, students following the School Counseling Specialty will also need to complete two of the three courses below plus one additional class from the list of electives for a total of 63 credit hours. A sample advising sheet and degree timeline are provided for reference, however, enrolled students work with faculty advisors to plan and monitor progress towards degree completion.