College of Education


Campus Location: Lincoln, Omaha


The Master of Education in School Counseling is designed for those who are wanting 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 to 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

Tier 0 (These courses are required for those without a teaching certificate)

  • EDU 601: Critical issues in C&I
  • EDU 613: Models of Teaching
  • EDU 620: Exceptional Children (Special Ed Requirement)
  • EDU 670: Classroom Management

*Students who are not certified teachers need to take and pass the Praxis Core exams in addition to the Tier 0 courses.


Tier 1 (Students with a teaching certificate will begin here)

  • COE 601: Counseling Theories and Methods for K-12 Schools
  • COE 605: Critical Issues in School Counseling
  • COE 615: Counseling Skills and Crisis Intervention
  • COE 616: Career and College Readiness
  • COE 622: Counseling Practices
  • COE 625: Social Justice in School Counseling
  • COE 630: Social and Cultural Awareness in School Counseling
  • COE 633: Human Development, K-12
  • COE 635: School Counseling and Special Populations
  • COE 655: Ethics, Law & Professional Practice for School Counselors


Tier 2

  • COE 610: Interpreting Data in School Counseling
  • COE 620: School Guidance Curriculum
  • COE 634: Group Counseling for School Counselors
  • COE 650: Programming for School Counseling


Tier 3

  • COE 602: Practicum Lab in Counseling
  • COE 691: Internship in Counseling


*The Professional School Counselor Exam is required for all students prior to certification*

Program Requirements

This endorsement requires 48 hours of coursework, 150 hours of school-based practicum experiences and 450 internship hours as designated by the Nebraska Department of Education.

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