M.S., School Counseling and Preventive Mental Health

NOTE: The Graduate Program in Counseling is based on the standards identified within the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national model.

All degree candidates are required to take the following required courses and choose one track:

PLEASE NOTE:The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) oversees each teacher education institution in the state. The NDE requires individuals seeking a school counselor certification without a teaching certificate to complete an additional 12 credits of teacher preparation courses. In the absence of a teaching certificate, a student in Creighton’s school counseling program must complete COU 617 Practicum I, COU 618 Practicum II, COU 619 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment and COU 620 Differentiated Learning: Instruction, Classroom Management and Special Education

Degree Requirements (36 credits)

Required Courses
COU 600Professional Orientation to School Counseling1
COU 601Ethical Guidelines for School Counselors1
COU 602Introduction to the ASCA Model of School Counseling1
COU 603Action Research in School Counseling3
COU 604Issues in Child and Adolescent Development for School Counselors3
COU 605Individual and Program Assessment in School Counseling3
COU 606Theoretical Perspectives in School Counseling1
COU 607Data-Driven Perspectives in School Counseling1
COU 608Career Perspectives for Children and Adolescents1
COU 609Individual Planning and Counseling Techniques for School Counselors3
COU 660Group Counseling Approaches for Children and Adolescents - Group Dynamics1
COU 661Group Counseling Approaches for Children and Adolescents-Classroom Guidance1
COU 662Group Counseling Approaches for Children and Adolescents-Small Group Counseling1
COU 663Diagnosis and Mental Health Issues in Children and Adolescents3
COU 667Social Justice and Diversity in School Counseling3
Choose from one track below9-12

 Elementary School Guidance Counselor Track

COU 664Issues in Elementary School Counseling3
COU 682Internship In Elementary School Counseling3
COU 683Advanced Internship in Elementary School Counseling3
Total Credits9

Secondary School Guidance Counselor Track

COU 665Issues in Secondary School Counseling3
COU 684Internship in Secondary School Counseling3
COU 685Advanced Internship in Secondary School Counseling3
Total Credits9

PK-12 School Counselor Track

COU 664Issues in Elementary School Counseling3
COU 665Issues in Secondary School Counseling3
COU 682Internship In Elementary School Counseling3
or COU 684 Internship in Secondary School Counseling
COU 683Advanced Internship in Elementary School Counseling3
or COU 685 Advanced Internship in Secondary School Counseling
Total Credits12

The programs are competence based so that a candidate must demonstrate competency in a number of skills in each course in the counseling core before receiving a satisfactory grade.

Magis Catholic Teacher Corps option (39 credits)

COU 600Professional Orientation to School Counseling1
COU 601Ethical Guidelines for School Counselors1
COU 602Introduction to the ASCA Model of School Counseling1
COU 603Action Research in School Counseling3
COU 604Issues in Child and Adolescent Development for School Counselors3
COU 605Individual and Program Assessment in School Counseling3
COU 606Theoretical Perspectives in School Counseling1
COU 607Data-Driven Perspectives in School Counseling1
COU 608Career Perspectives for Children and Adolescents1
COU 609Individual Planning and Counseling Techniques for School Counselors3
COU 660Group Counseling Approaches for Children and Adolescents - Group Dynamics1
COU 661Group Counseling Approaches for Children and Adolescents-Classroom Guidance1
COU 662Group Counseling Approaches for Children and Adolescents-Small Group Counseling1
COU 663Diagnosis and Mental Health Issues in Children and Adolescents3
COU 664Issues in Elementary School Counseling3
or COU 665 Issues in Secondary School Counseling
COU 667Social Justice and Diversity in School Counseling3
EDU 689Advanced Internship In Catholic Education3
COU 684Internship in Secondary School Counseling3
or COU 685 Advanced Internship in Secondary School Counseling
COU 682Internship In Elementary School Counseling3
or COU 683 Advanced Internship in Elementary School Counseling
Total Credits39