Educational Leadership and Counseling
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Welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership Counseling
The Department of Educational Leadership Counseling has approximately 1,200 students and is growing at a rapid rate. We invite you to explore our website whether you are considering applying to our undergraduate or graduate programs, or would just like to know more about us. We hope you find this website convenient and informative.
The conceptual framework for both the initial and advanced programs at Prairie View A M University has evolved over the last fourteen years to view educators as facilitators of diverse populations. The conceptual framework was developed by the Unit faculty after extensive review of the literature in education and guidelines of learned societies. The conceptual framework is based upon current issues such as changes in demographics, global perspectives, importance of problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills, technological demands, and the need for life-long learning. The framework consists of four major goals anchored by technology and assessment.
M.Ed – The M.Ed. program is geared to students who would like to obtain certification as an administrator in the public school system. The Principal and Superintendent Certification programs train practicing educators to exceed State Board of Education Certification objectives in preparation of state examinations.
MS.Ed – Opportunities are available for pursing the Ms.Ed. (thesis option) for students who may want to focus on higher education or administration outside of the public school system.
Online Only – Online only program in both areas to meet the needs of students who want to pursue their education but need more flexibility in obtaining their degree.
This area will address frequently asked questions students have when navigating enrollment and matriculation.
Department, matriculation, and administrative resources will populate this tab. This is different from the forms library; videos, presentations or instruction manuals are considered a resource.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (REVISED) ATTENTION:
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE COUNSELING PROGRAM
Current Program Requirements for Licensure:
Historically, Prairie View A M University has offered a 36 hours Master’s degree in Counseling. However, the state of Texas requires 48 credit hours to be eligible to take the License Professional Counselor (LPC) Examination. Prairie View’s response to the 48 credit hours requirement was to add the 12 credit hours as a post-degree option. The current practice is the completion of the 36 credit hour degree program and the 12 additional hours to meet current state requirements.
NEWChange in State Counseling Licensure Requirements:
The state of Texas has proposed an amendment to increase the required program credit hours to 60 credit hours which will go into effective on August 1, 2017.
Impact on Current Students in the Counseling Program:
Beginning August 1, 2017, any student enrolled in a Counseling program at a university in the state of Texas with the desire to take the National Counselor Examination to become a Licensed Professional Counselor must have graduated from a program that is comprised of at least 60 credit hours. Currently our Master’s degree program is 36 credit hours and we encourage students seeking the LPC to take the additional 12 credit hours to meet the current state requirement of 48 credit hours. To meet the new state requirement of 60 credit hours, we have decided that it would be best to temporarily suspend all new admissions to the Counseling Program for 18 months to redesign the curriculum to better serve our students. All currently enrolled students will be able to continue in the program to complete the requirements for the Master’s degree. No new students will be admitted to the Counseling Program beginning September 1,2016 .
PLEASE NOTE: ANY CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENT WHO DOES NOT COMPLETE THE 36 CREDIT HOUR DEGREE PROGRAM AND THE ADDITIONAL 12 (48 CREDIT HOURS TOTAL) BY AUGUST 1, 2017 WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE LPC EXAMINATION.
You may take the additional 12 credit hours to meet the new state requirement in one of PV’s other graduate programs that offer counseling and/or therapy courses (e.g. College of Agriculture and Human Sciences).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Dr. Carl Gardiner, Program Coordinator (936-261-3401) or Dr. Phyllis Metcalf-Turner, Dean (936-261-3600).
Educational Leadership and Counseling
W. F. Delco Suite 209 Prairie View A M University
P.O. Box 519 Mail Stop 2420
Prairie View, TX 77446
Phone (936) 261-3530
Fax: (936) 261-3617
Prairie View A M University truly shined in the Education Doctoral research category where PVAMU swept the competition to finish in first, second and third place.
Dr. Fred Bonner presents research to U.S. Dpt. of Ed. and President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper organization.