Endorsement as a school counselor is accomplished through the Department of Education in the state in which the 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. Contact the Certification Officer, School of Education & Counseling, WSC for information about the requirements for an endorsement in school counseling.
Secondary Endorsement (7-12) will be granted to students completing the required courses with an internship experience in a secondary school setting.
Secondary counselors will also complete CSL 644.
Elementary Endorsement (PK-6) will be granted to those students completing the required courses with an internship experience in an elementary school setting.
Elementary counselors will also complete CSL 641,CSL 643
Double Endorsement (PK-6, 7-12) will be granted to those students completing the required courses and two internship experiences, one semester in an elementary and one semester in a secondary school setting. Students will also complete CSL 641,CSL 643, and CSL 644.
Typical Program of Study in Counselor Education for School Counseling (48-60 hours)
Education Core Courses (5-6 hours)
EDU 603 Introduction to Graduate Studies & Research (3)
Choose one of the following: (3)
EDU 626 Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
EDU 627 Current Issues and Trends (3)
EDU 658 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development (3)
EDU 674 History/Philosophy of Education (3)
EDU 693 Final Research (3)
Content Area Concetration (35 hours)
CSL 547 Multicultural Counseling (3)
CSL 580 Prof Counselors/Ethical Standards (3)
CSL 600 Theories of Counseling (3)
CSL 615 Career Dev and Life Planning (3)
CSL 625 Individual and Group Assessment (3)
CSL 630 Develop Csl over the Lifespan (3)
CSL 642 Consultation (2)
CSL 660 Pre-Practicum (3)
CSL 662 Practicum (3)
CSL 665 Group Counseling (3)
CSL 670 Org/Admin of Counseling Services (3)
CSL 675 Differential Diagnosis & Treatment Planning (3)
Internship Experience (If PK-12, 6 hours minimum required)
CSL 697 Internship in Counseling (3-6)
School Setting (PK-6 and/or 7-12)
Additional Content Area Requirements for Elementary School Counselors (PK-6)
CSL 641 Counseling Children (2)
CSL 643 Elementary School Counseling (2)
Additional Content Area Requirements for Secondary School Counselors (7-12)
CSL 644 Secondary School Counseling (2)
Content Elective (2)