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.
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.