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.*
Please note this program requires that the student possess either a baccalaureate degree in education or have completed an alternative teaching certification program which included student teaching. 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, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.
|COUN 531*||Counseling and Communication Skills||3|
|COUN 533||Counseling Ethics & Professional Identity||3|
|COUN 534||Fundamentals of Assessment||3|
|COUN 535||Multicultural Counseling||3|
|COUN 536||Family Development||3|
|COUN 541||Counseling Theories||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||Research Design & Data Analysis||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 640. 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, 631, 633, 636, and 639B. Contact a Counseling faculty member for additional information.
Beginning September 2015, students seeking certification for this endorsement will be required to successfully complete the PRAXIS II content test prior to graduation.