How to Apply  to Our Graduate Program

Graduate degrees in counseling may be earned with four different options:

  • Option I
    Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health with a concentration in   School Counseling  is designed for students who wish to prepare for work in the public schools as a counselor.
  • Option II
    Master of Arts with a major in   Clinical Mental Health  is designed for students who wish to prepare for counseling in agency or private settings.
  • Option III
    Master of Arts with a major in  Human Resource Development  is designed to prepare individuals to work in business, industry, or government in employee assistance, training, or employee development programs.
  • Option IV
    Master of Arts with a major in   Human Resource Development - Concentration in Training and Development  is designed for students who plan to develop and conduct training programs in business, industry, government, and other organizations.


The mission of the Master of Education degree with a major in   Sport Administration  is to prepare candidates for coaching and administrative positions interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics, intramural recreation, and community-based programs in sport, recreation, and leisure services.  The curriculum offers students a broad background in theoretical and practical applications associated with best practices and current research.

Special Education

The mission of the Master of Education degree with a major in   Special Education  is to prepare candidates to lead their schools and communities in providing services to students with disabilities.

  • Special Education, M.Ed.
  • Special Education, Dyslexia Emphasis
  • Special Education with Educational Diagnostician Certification

Curriculum & Learning

The   Curriculum and Instruction  program at West College of Education is committed to faculty and student participation in scholarly discourse on all issues related to teaching and learning and to exploring the relationship between theory and practice in a variety of educational contexts. The faculty value life-long learning, community, collaboration, diversity, inquiry, and reflection.

Educational Leadership

The Master of Education degree with a major in   Educational Leadership  prepares students for school leadership roles.  The program provides opportunities for students to learn and apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions set forth in National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) and Texas Education Agency (TEA) standards.

Concentrations are available: