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M.A. School Counseling

Major
50-62 credit hours

We offer the lowest-priced online M.Ed. in Nebraska and the Concordia University System.

Nebraska Residents & Lutheran Educators $340 PER credit hour

$425/credit hour rate outside of Nebraska

Through our Lutheran Guarantee, Lutheran Educators from around the world qualify for our special rate.

Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses

Accreditation
Nebraska Department of Education and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Time to Degree
32–40 months
 

Advance your career on your own terms, at your own pace, with an online master’s in school counseling from Concordia University 

Are you fresh off a bachelor’s degree in education and looking to take the next step toward licensure in school counseling? Are you a veteran teacher looking to shift gears in your career? No matter your background, the online master’s in school counseling program at Concordia University, Nebraska is the perfect place for you to explore your calling as a school counselor.

Our flexible, online school counseling master’s degree program is modeled with the modern educator in mind. Easily digestible, eight-week courses will empower you to earn your school counseling master’s degree at your own pace. We offer separate learning tracks for those with and without a previous background in education to ensure that anyone with a passion to serve children can earn the master’s in school counseling they need to do so.

When you pursue your online master’s in school counseling at Concordia Nebraska, you can trust that you’re learning from some of the most experienced and discerning educators in Nebraska. Our faculty brings decades of experience in school counseling in public, private and Christian schools, mental health and therapy clinics and counseling people through dealing with addictions and traumatic experiences. Learn directly from their experiences opening new schools, working with high-risk populations, making a difference in the lives of the people and serving students who need it most, whilegaining a reputation as some of the finest school counseling experts in the state.

Once you’ve progressed far enough in the master’s in school counseling online program course work, we’ll help you arrange a real-world practicum and internship experience working directly with licensed school counselors in your area. We believe the best education is a blend of theory, Lutheran values and practical experience. That’s what you’ll get when you enroll in Concordia Nebraska’s online school counseling master’s degree program.


 


 

Master’s in School Counseling Online Program Highlights 

The school counseling master’s program at Concordia Nebraska combines flexibility and quality to offer rigorous preparation and a smooth transition into licensure as a school counselor for experienced teachers and new graduates alike. Here’s just a taste of the many distinctive features that set our program apart from other master’s degrees in school counseling:

A master’s in school counseling with strong values: Earn your school counseling master’s at a university rooted in Lutheran values and ethics.

Flexible learning model: Our master’s in school counseling online program is divided into easy-to-digest, eight-week courses, allowing you to progress at your own pace. Many of our graduate students who work in education take advantage of this model by doubling up on courses during the summer months.

Experience in the field: Spend six weeks observing and reviewing a small group in a PK–12 school under the leadership of a professional school counselor.

Practicum: Gain direct counseling experience and build your confidence and skill over the course of a 100-hour practicum. You’ll help students in a PK–12 school setting supervised by a licensed professional school counselor.

Internship experience: Gain comprehensive school counseling experience through 450 hours of supervised internships. Complete 225 hours at the PK–6 grade level and 225 hours at the 7–12 grade level. Internships provide you firsthand experience working with primary and secondary education populations.

Portfolio creation: The capstone course for our master’s in school counseling online program involves compiling a comprehensive, digital portfolio highlighting skills, knowledge and professional experience. We strive to set you up for maximal success in the job market. 

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School Counseling Faculty

Our master’s in school counseling faculty has years of experience making a difference in the lives of students who need it most.

Meet the faculty

Concordia Nebraska School Counseling: Career Outcomes

School Counselor

School counselors assist students with any school-related issues they have including selecting classes, dealing with academic difficulties and social problems. As a school counselor, you would be responsible for helping students develop academic goals and deal with personal, social and behavioral issues. Concordia Nebraska’s master’s degree in school counseling can help you on your path to becoming a school counselor.

8% Annual Growth Rate2
$33,610 Entry-Level Salary2
$56,310 Mid-Level Salary2
$94,690 Late-Level Salary2

Guidance Counselor

School guidance counselors help guide children through academic, personal, parental and social pressures. As a counselor, you would help the students in your school reach their full potential, acting as an advocate for their mental health and a valuable resource for their educational advancement. Concordia Nebraska’s master’s degree in school counseling can help you on your path to becoming a school counselor.

8% Annual Growth Rate2
$33,610 Entry-Level Salary2
$56,310 Mid-Level Salary2
$94,690 Late-Level Salary2

Master’s in School Counseling Online Program Curriculum 

Concordia Nebraska’s online master’s in school counseling program combines traditional classroom-based learning with in-depth direct experience in the field to offer future school counselors a comprehensive learning experience. Because the program is developed from a Lutheran, faith-based perspective, you’ll be able to explore God’s calling for you while you learn and serve. Through our convenient online school counseling master’s program model, you’ll gain deep knowledge of the ethics and application of a variety of counseling theories, how to interact and work with diverse populations, and risk assessment and intervention strategies for a multitude of crises. From there, we’ll work with you to arrange in-depth practicum and internship experience opportunities for you in your region.

Key topics you’ll touch on before your practicum and internships include:

  • Foundations of school counseling
  • Ethical and legal considerations
  • Working with diverse populations
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Counseling theories
  • Small-group counseling strategies
  • Comprehensive school counseling program management and delivery
  • Mental health assessment strategies
  • Trauma and crisis intervention
  • Career development

We believe the only classroom you should step into is your own. Through our entirely online program, you can work at your own pace from the comfort of your home. We strive to be flexible and honor your many callings and commitments in life during your study while also striving to stretch, challenge, inspire and equip you to thrive as an educational leader, now and in the future.

Make a Rewarding, Real-world Impact

Professor Jessica Brashear has helped hundreds of teachers and new graduates transition into making a greater impact in their schools and communities as licensed school counselors. Get her perspective on the many ways in which school counselors have stepped up to help their communities grow during these challenging times. 

Concordia NebraskaSchool Counseling: FAQs

Online Master’s in School Counseling Program Goals at Concordia Nebraska

Concordia Nebraska is proud to offer one of the most rigorous master’s in school counseling online programs in the state. Our standards for excellence will ensure you graduate fully equipped to handle the unique needs of any student. 

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Equip school counselors for the current needs of students and schools

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Prepare school counselors to be leaders and advocates for the profession

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Develop ethical professionals who collaborate with teachers and administrators to improve student achievement and advocate for all students

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Prepare school counselors to develop, implement, manage and assess comprehensive programs for PK–12 academic development, college and career readiness and social and emotional development

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Financial Aid for School Counseling Master’s Students

Concordia Nebraska is a private university, but we work hard to ensure our tuition rates are competitive with those of public colleges. We’re proud to offer a variety of need-based financial aid options for our graduate students in the school counseling master’s program. 

Programs Related to the Online Master’s in School Counseling at Concordia Nebraska

Looking to further your career and expand your abilities as an educator? Concordia Nebraska is proud to offer a wide variety of graduate degree and certificate programs to help teachers around the country advance their careers, including:

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2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.