Wayne State College
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School Counseling Master's Degree (MSE)

About the School Counseling Master's Program

School counselors combine their desire to help others with an interest in an educational setting. Endorsement as a school counselor is accomplished through the Department of Education in the state where a school counselor is employed. For example, in Nebraska, certification requires the Master of Science in Education (MSE) degree in counseling, a valid Nebraska teaching certificate, and verification of two years of successful teaching experience. A student without a teaching certificate may also complete any school counseling program and earn the MSE in counseling. Some states, such as Iowa, allow individuals with this degree to serve as school counselors. Some may require a few additional courses. The master's in school counseling program will prepare you well on the path to become a school counselor.


Program of Study

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Fast Facts

Degrees offered: MSE

Hours required: 63

Delivery Method: Some courses are face-to-face, synchronous-online, and/or asynchronous-online. You also have the option of taking your courses through the Residency Cohort, a cohort that meets two weekends per semester alongside synchronous-online and asynchronous-online learning methods. These weekends typically have a schedule of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays with an 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. session on Sundays. Location of the Residency Cohort is typically hosted in either Wayne or South Sioux City, Neb.

School: Education and Behavioral Sciences

Department: Counseling

Accreditation: CACREP accreditation in progress



Questions? Contact:

School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Benthack Hall, Room 111
Phone: 402-375-7389

Affordable School Counseling Master's Program

The master's program in school counseling (MSE) at Wayne State College is among the lowest priced in the nation.

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No. 1 in Nebraska;
No. 5 in the Midwest

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