|(a) An applicant must submit an official transcript
(1) a master's or doctorate degree in marriage and
family therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation
for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE);
(2) a master's degree from a program accredited by
the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational
Programs (CACREP), Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling (MCFC)
specialization which meets the requirements of §801.114(b)(8)
of this title (relating to Academic Course Content) and starts on
or after January 1, 2017, (the earliest class reported on one of an
applicant's official transcripts denotes the start of a program);
(3) a master's or doctorate degree from a regionally
accredited institution of higher education in marriage and family
therapy or in a related mental health field with a planned course
of study in marriage and family therapy as described in §801.113(b),
(c), and (d) of this title (relating to Academic Requirements) with
the required minimum course content as described in §801.114
of this title.
(b) An applicant with foreign degree or coursework
must comply with council rules, 22 Texas Administrative Code §882.11,
(relating to Applicants with Foreign Degrees).
(c) An applicant must submit a course description from
an official school catalog or syllabus for any course listed on the
transcript with a title not self-explanatory or apparently relevant
to academic requirements.
(d) The council will not accept any undergraduate courses
as meeting any academic requirements unless the applicant's official
transcript clearly shows that the course was awarded graduate credit
by the school.
(e) The council will accept as meeting academic requirements
only those courses shown on the applicant's transcript as:
(1) part of the applicant's program of studies and
as completed with a passing grade or for credit; or
(2) taken outside the applicant's program of studies
and completed with at least a "B" or "pass."
(f) The council will consider a quarter hour of academic
credit as two-thirds of a semester hour.