Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, Graduate

The Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling offers several graduate programs to prepare students to address and propose solutions to some of the more challenging problems confronting educators and professionals in P-12 and higher education institutions and clinical settings.  

The Master of Arts Emphasis on School Counseling (MA) degree program requires 48 credit hours that meets the Texas Education Agency (TEA) requirements to be certified as a School Counselor. The program is a comprehensive, hierarchical training curriculum that focusses on the eight core areas delineated by CACREP as well as the TEA standards.

The Master of Science in Educational Administration (MSED) is a 30 credit hour program intended for students who wish to mve into administration.  This program is not intended for students who plan to be a certified principal. 

The Master of Education in Educational Administration (MED) degree program requires 36 credit hours (12 classes) for individuals who plan to be a certified principal. Classes for this program are offered at our main campus in Prairie View, Texas and at the Northwest Houston Center located at 9449 Grant Road, Houston, Texas. This degree is also available totally online and through “mini-mesters” to allow student to complete the degree in 1 ½ years.

The Master of Science in Human Sciences (MS) is predicated on the needs of its target clientele to provide knowledge in an area that has a high impact on the overall well-being of couples, families, and the community especially the underserved population that includes single-parent families, underscored by a low rate of marriages and high rates of divorce. Through practical instruction, students also gain experience recognizing mental and emotional disorders and resolving marriage and family conflict related to divorce, child-rearing, and family structure.

The Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ph.D.) degree program focuses on the development of leadership skills required to lead and inspire transformative P20 leaders, scholars, and practitioners in a rapidly changing, diverse society. The Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership offers two strands, P-12 Leadership and Higher Education. Classes are offered on weekends and online.