A degree in psychology with an emphasis in school guidance is designed for individuals seeking a counseling career in a school setting. This degree combines courses in psychology and elementary education. The goal is to provide a strong foundation in psychology while preparing individuals to teach. School counselors in the State of Texas need two years of teaching experience and a master’s degree in school counseling prior to licensure and employment as a school counselor. Our program helps prepare students for both counseling and teaching with this composite degree.
The program prepares individuals for the three Texas exams required for an early childhood – 6th grade (EC-6) teaching credential. The exams include the Core Subjects, Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR), and the Science of Teaching Reading (STR).
Many Psychology with school guidance graduates currently work as:
- Educational Specialists
- School Counselors
- Speech Therapists
A number of institutions are looking to hire graduates with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Training in critical thinking, interpersonal communications, and human behavior make graduates in this field highly versatile and employable.