Master of Science in Education Counseling – School Counseling Track


$502 Per Credit

Discover why our 100% online MSE in School Counseling program stands out

Designed for teachers and nonteachers, the Master of Science in Education – Counseling, School Counseling Track online offers graduate students advanced professional training in the field of counseling at the school or district level and academically prepares them for the Wisconsin and/or Minnesota school counseling licensure exam(s). A teaching license is not required for admission.

As part of the curriculum, you will refine your counseling acumen in three major areas: the prevention of personal and interpersonal problems, fostering optimal human development, and remediating existing social-emotional-developmental concerns among school-age children.

Rooted in both theory and practice, the MSE in School Counseling online program offers you the opportunity to further expand your critical thinking and gain real-world field experience by participating in internship and practicum courses. To meet graduation requirements, you must engage in 600 internship hours within a school or community (240 of the internship hours must be direct service) and 100 practicum hours. These hours are integrated within the courses to help you meet the required hours faster. Additionally, you must pass the Praxis® Professional School Counselor (5421) exam to graduate.

Program Description

As a graduate of this Higher Learning Commission accredited program, you will:

  • Be equipped to practice ethically and legally in school settings while relying on evidence-based practices in your work with diverse students and families
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of the role of the counselor, essential interview and rapport processes and the ethical and legal considerations inherent to the counseling process and profession
  • Gain the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary to counsel and teach developmental lessons in the classroom that are appropriate to all ages
  • Engage in on-the-job counseling practice with individuals and groups and in the classroom under the guidance of an on-site supervisor and a university faculty supervisor
  • Enhance your counseling acumen and teach to the specific age of children in accordance to the seven Wisconsin DPI Pupil Services Standards

Career Opportunities

Counseling in School Careers:

  • Licensed K-12 school counselor (public, private, charter)
  • Licensed school district counselor
  • Licensed university/college counselor
  • Career counselor
  • Guidance counselor
  • Postsecondary teacher


Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75/4.00 or higher on all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. We are unable to accept transcripts from students. If you have taken courses at UW-Superior, transcripts are not required.
  3. Resume and Letter of Intent addressing: Service to community, Volunteer work, Commitment to others, Work and professional goals, and Areas which the applicant considers to be his or her strengths or weaknesses
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. No GRE or teaching license required
  6. Complete criminal background check

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