The Counseling and Guidance MA program is designed to prepare counselors for counseling and human service positions in educational institutions and other agencies. The program provides students with basic preparation in counseling and psychology with various elective concentrations offered to prepare students for particular institutional settings, e.g., educational, mental health, and community service agencies. The Clinical Mental Health and the School Counseling concentrations within the MA Counseling and Guidance program are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
CIP Code = 131101
School Counseling Concentration:
The school counseling concentration requires 48 semester hours of study including a practicum and two internships in a school setting. The school counseling concentration is available on both the main campus and the TECH-Barksdale AFB instructional site.
Failure to maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0, or receipt of any grade lower than “C”, or the receipt of more than 3 semester hours of “C” in any graduate course work, will result in the student being dropped from the Counseling and Guidance program.
Post-MACG Practicum and Internship Policy
Graduates of the Master of Arts Counseling and Guidance (MACG) program at Louisiana Tech University who wish to pursue licensure or Louisiana Board of Education Teacher (Counselor) Certification may enroll in Practicum and Internship courses under the following conditions and only with the prior written approval of the MACG program coordinator. Approval will be based on the following:
The applicant is eligible for Practicum or Internship under the current program requirements, (i.e., the 48-hour school counseling curriculum or 60-hour mental health counseling curriculum); and
There is availability of Practicum or Internship space (current program students have priority).
Under no circumstances is any post-MACG student guaranteed enrollment in practicum or internship for consecutive quarters.