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School Counseling Master's Degree (MSE)

About the School Counseling Master's Program

School counselors, or "guidance 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: 48-60

Delivery Method: Hybrid. Some courses are online, some are face-to-face. You also have the option of taking your 36 counseling foundation courses through the Core Counseling Cohort, a small class that meets five Saturdays per semester.

School: Education and Counseling

Department: Counseling

Accreditation: The Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE), The Council for Accreditaion of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Nebraska Department of Education



Questions? Contact:

Katherine Murphy, Interim Department Chair
Email: kamurph1@wsc.edu
Phone: 402-375-7210

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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