School Guidance and Counseling

School Guidance and Counseling, which is an interactive component of Coordinated School Health (outside source), is implemented by professional school counselors to reduce dropout rates, improve academic performance, and increase participation in postsecondary education. 

Texas School Counselor Certificate

The certification requirements to be a school counselor are described in the Texas Education Code and the Texas Administrative Code (outside source).

You can view general information on Texas teacher and counselor certification requirements

The Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (5th Edition)

The Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs is a revision and expansion of the 2004 Pre-K-12th Grade Development Guide: A Model Comprehensive, Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program for Texas Public Schools. The revision was completed by the Texas Counseling Association (TCA) in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency (TEA). As in the 2004 guide, the Texas Model is based on the statutory description of Texas school counseling programs and school counselor responsibilities (Texas Education Code [TEC] §§33.005-33.007). The Texas Model is further expanded to address changes to statute related to school counseling since 2004.

The Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (5th Edition) (PDF, 9035KB)

Resources

The following resources provide additional information about school guidance and counseling:

Counseling Resources

Frequently Asked Questions