Professional Preparation Program - Certificate in Counseling and Development

Program Description

The Certificate Program in Counseling and Development matches the additional educational requirements for school counselors to pursue licensure in the state of Texas. The program can be completed in a minimum of five terms (approximately 30 weeks) and consists of 16 credit hours of coursework including a practicum.

This program has been designed to prepare professional counselors to practice in a broader range of settings including community agencies, hospitals, and other mental health related facilities.

Lamar University anticipates graduates of this program will assume professional counseling positions and be equipped to model the highest ideals and ethics of their profession as they provide services to the public. 

*Lamar Graduate Education Programs do not permit students to take coursework for transient credit.

Ready to Start?

You won't have to wait long! 

June 5, 2017
Apply by May 8, 2017
July 17, 2017
Apply by June 19, 2017
Program Length: 16 Hours

Tuition and Fees*


eTuition: $705 per 3-hour course
Required Fee: $120 per 3-hour course

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

Want to complete this online program, but need more information?

Program Advisor

Robin Latimer, Ed.D.
Director, Student Services - Academic Partnerships
Advisement Team for Graduate Education Programs 

(409) 880-7409