Master of Education in School Counseling

Campus Location: 
College of Education

Let us make your dreams of becoming a school counselor a reality with our newest program. 

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As a student in the school counseling program you will:

  • become skilled in the delivery of services within schools
  • be knowledgeable about current trends in school counseling programs
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to establish and implement interventions that meet children’s and adolescent’s needs
  • demonstrate the ability to collaborate with other school personnel, families, and community services
  • be able to conduct assessments of cognitive, behavioral, and academic needs of children and youth
  • be able to impact K-12 student learning

Program Requirements

The Doane University Master of Education in School Counseling program is designed for licensed teachers who have taught for two years OR take 12 hours of coursework in teacher education and complete an approved Special Education and Human Relations course, as designated by the Nebraska Department of Education. It will include:

  • 48 hours of course work
  • 150 hours of school based practicum experiences
  • 450 internship hours as designated by the Nebraska Department of Education

Admission Requirements

  • A copy of your current teaching certificate
  • Evidence of 2 years teaching experience
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.80 or higher
  • A graduate GPA of 3.0 after 9 hours of course work
  • Three written letters of recommendation
  • Provisional admittance to the graduate program


Courses offered for the school counseling program are a blend of Master of Education (EDU/COE) and Master of Arts in Counseling (COU) program courses.  Per credit hour costs for both programs can be found on the Financial Aid tuition page.

Our Mission

To prepare graduates to become highly competent school counselors through the ability to reflect, work collaboratively and respond to student needs.

Get Started

Contact us today to get started:

Jodie Green;
Jessica Polt;
Leah Schaber;
Olivia Wallroff;


Campus and online course availability varies by program. Please contact the enrollment team for more information.


Required courses for Master of Education in School Counseling:
EDU-601 Critical Issues in Curriculum and Instruction (3 credits)
EDU-602 Assessment of Learning (3 credits)
COE-601 Counseling Theories and Methods for K-12 Schools (3 credits)
COE-602 Practicum Lab in Counseling (3 credits)
COE-610 Interpreting Data in School Counseling (3 credits)
COE-615 Counseling Skills and Crisis Intervention (3 credits)
COE-620 School Guidance Curriculum (3 credits)
COE-630 Social and Cultural Awareness in School Counseling (3 credits)
COE-635 School Counseling and Special Populations (3 credits)
COE-650 Programming for School Counseling (3 credits)
COE-655 Ethics, Law and Professional Practice for School Counseling OR COU-618
Mental Health Ethics, Law, and Professional Practice (3 credits)
COE 699-1 Human Development (3 credits)
COE 699-2 Group Counseling for School Counselors (3 credits)
COE-691 Internship in Counseling (3 credits)
COU or COE or *EDU elective (must be approved) (3 credits)
COU or COE or *EDU elective (must be approved) (3 credits)

The following are additional courses required for those w/o teaching certification:

EDU-613 Models of Teaching (3 credits)
EDU-670 Classroom Management (3 credits)
EDU-659 Differentiated Instruction OR EDU-600 Improvement of Instruction (3 credits)
EDS-620 Exceptional Children (Special Education Requirement) (3 credits)
EDU 627 Meeting Learner Needs through Multiple Intelligences OR EDU 659 Differentiated Curriculum for the Regular Classroom

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