How to Become a School Counselor in Texas

In America, today’s school counselors do a lot more than their predecessors. It may be hard to tell from the outside looking in, but they help teachers and staff handle various issues, counsel parents, and sometimes play a crucial part in shaping education policy. They are a pivotal part of the student success equation, and they help schools create supportive and safe environments for students.

Want to become a school counselor in the United States, but want to know how? Don’t worry; the Edvocate has your back. Check out this guide that we created explaining how to become a school counselor in Texas.

Academics: Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education; successfully complete a school counselor preparation program.

Experience Requirements: Must have 2 years of classroom teaching experience.

Assessment: Minimum score of 240 on School Counselor Exam (TExES #152)

Is an Institutional Recommendation Needed?: No

Licensure: Pre-K-12

Licensure Reciprocity: No

Criminal Background Investigation: Yes, national fingerprint-based background check.

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