Academics & Courses

Program Requirements

  • 48* credit hours of coursework
  • 150 hours of school-based practicum experiences
  • 450 internship hours as designated by the Nebraska Department of Education

* Students without a teaching certificate are required to take 12 hours of coursework in teacher education and complete and approved Special Education and Human Relations course, as designated by the Nebraska Department of Education.


Required Courses

EDU-601 Critical Issues in Curriculum and Instruction (3 credits)
EDU-602 Assessment of Learning (3 credits)
COE-601 Counseling Theories and Methods for K-12 Schools (3 credits)
COE-602 Practicum Lab in Counseling (3 credits)
COE-610 Interpreting Data in School Counseling (3 credits)
COE-615 OR EDU 615 Counseling Skills and Crisis Intervention (3 credits)
COE-620 School Guidance Curriculum (3 credits)
COE-630 Social and Cultural Awareness in School Counseling (3 credits)
COE-635 School Counseling and Special Populations (3 credits)
COE-650 Programming for School Counseling (3 credits)
COE-655 Ethics, Law and Professional Practice for School Counseling OR COU-618 Mental Health Ethics, Law, and Professional Practice (3 credits)
COE-691 Internship in Counseling (3 credits)
COE-699-1 Human Development (3 credits)
COE-699-2 Group Counseling for School Counselors (3 credits)
COU or COE or *EDU elective (must be approved) (3 credits)
COU or COE or *EDU elective (must be approved) (3 credits)

The following are additional courses required for those without teaching certification:

EDU-613 Models of Teaching (3 credits)
EDU-670 Classroom Management (3 credits)
EDU-602 Assessment of Learning (3 credits)
EDU-659 Differentiated Instruction OR EDU-600 Improvement of Instruction (3 credits)
EDS-620 Exceptional Children (Special Education Requirement) (3 credits)

Master of Education in School Counseling

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Jodie Green
Director of School Counseling Program
jodie.green@doane.edu

Lyn Forester
Dean of the M.Ed in C&I and Professor of Education
lyn.forester@doane.edu

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