This degree prepares students for careers as school counselors in public and private elementary, middle school and secondary settings. With the exception of a few courses and practicum experiences this program may be accessed in an online format. The students will be expected to be on campus for some of the program.*
For endorsement as school counselors in Nebraska applicants must possess a teaching certificate (or be eligible for one) and have two years teaching experience by the completion of the degree program.
EDCI 631, Introduction to Graduate Study, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.
|COUN 531*||Counseling and Communication Skills||3|
|COUN 533||Ethical and Legal Issues||3|
|COUN 534||Tests and Measurements||3|
|COUN 535||Multicultural Counseling||3|
|COUN 541||Counseling Theories||3|
|COUN 631||Consultation and Program Development||3|
|COUN 632||Career and Lifestyle Development||3|
|COUN 634*||Group Counseling||3|
|COUN 635||School Counseling||3|
|COUN 637||Advanced Human Development||3|
|COUN 639A*||Practicum in Counseling I||3|
|COUN 640*||Internship in Counseling (if completing K-12 certification, must complete 6 credit hours)||3-6|
|EDCI 631||Introduction to Graduate Studies||3|
* not available online
For K-6 school counseling endorsement, students must take one 450-hour elementary school counseling internship. For 7-12 school counseling endorsement, students must complete one 450-hour secondary school counseling internship. Students seeking K-12 school counseling endorsement must complete a 900-hour internship. Regardless of the number of hours, students should register for COUN 633. Students may need to take additional credit hours for completion of this requirement.
Note: For School Counseling students who wish to obtain licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors from the State of Nebraska, the following courses are needed to complete the requirement: COUN 532, 536, 633, 636, and 639B. Contact a Counseling faculty member for additional information.