Master of Education in School Counseling

Master of Education in School Counseling

Campus Location: 
Lincoln
Omaha
School: 
College of Education
Overview

The Master of Education in School Counseling is designed for those who are seeking to become highly competent school counselors. Students will be prepared to work with diverse populations in elementary, secondary and high schools. The academic preparation follows guidelines established by the state and certification boards.

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As a graduate, you will: 

  • become skilled in the delivery of services within schools
  • be knowledgeable about current trends in school counseling programs
  • demonstrate the ability to establish and implement interventions meet the needs of children and adolescents.
  • 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

 

About The Program

  • Open to licensed teachers or students without a teaching certificate
  • Consists of 48 credit hours of coursework; 150 hours of school-based practicum experiences; and 450 internship hours as designated by the Nebraska Department of Education.

If the student has not previously earned a teaching certificate in a content area and an endorsement in School Counseling, the student must take the following 15 additional semester hours of prefessional teacher education coursework related to teaching.
EDU 601  Critical Issue in Education - 3 hrs.
EDU 602  Assessment for Learning - 3 hrs.
EDU 613  Models of Teaching - 3 hrs.
EDU 670  Classroom Management - 3 hrs.
EDS 620  Exceptional Children - 3 hrs.

Effective September 1, 2015, candidates applying for any initial endorsement(s) to be placed on a Nebraska certificate must provde evidence they have passed the required Praxis II test for endorsement.  Students seeking an endorsement as a school counselor must pass the Professional School Counselor test.  For students without a teaching certificate you must take and pass the CORE Praxis as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.  A background check is also required for students without a teaching certificate as part of the registration process.

Major/Minor

Required courses for Master of Education in School Counseling:
COE 601  Counseling Theories and Methods for K-12 Schools - 3 hrs.
COE 602  Practicum Lab in Counseling - 3 hrs.
COE 605  Critical Issues in School Counseling - 3 hrs.
COE 610  Interpreting Data in School Counseling - 3 hrs.
COE 615  Counseling Skills and Crisis Intervention - 3 hrs.
COE 616  College and Career Readiness - 3 hrs.
COE 620  School Guidance Curriculum - 3 hrs.
COE 622  Counseling Practices - 3 hrs.
COE 625  Social Justice in School Counseling - 3 hrs.
COE 630  Social and Cultural Awareness in School Counseling - 3 hrs.
COE 633  Human Development - 3 hrs.
COE 634  Group Counseling for School Counselors - 3 hrs.
COE 635  School Counseling and Special Populations - 3 hrs.
COE 650  Programming for School Counseling - 3 hrs.
COE 655  Ethics, Law and Professional Practice for School Counseling - 3 hrs.
COE 691  Internship in Counseling - 3 hrs.