Degree Requirements

Counseling, MSE

Program Curriculum

The Counseling Program meets state standards for certification. It also adheres to the profession's accepted and established practices for training school counselors. Visit the Counseling and School Psychology Department web page for more information.

Required Courses, 60 credits

Core courses, 28 cr.
COUN 610 Introduction to School Counseling, 3 cr.
COUN 612 Lifespan Human Development, 3 cr.
COUN 614 Counseling Practicum, 4 cr.
COUN 615 Cultural & Ethical Foundations of Counseling, 3 cr.
COUN 620 Career Counseling, 3 cr.
SPSY 622 Behavioral Assessment and Intervention, 3 cr.
COUN 732 Group Counseling, 3 cr.
COUN 753 Counseling Theory and Skills, 3 cr.
COUN 770 Comprehensive School Counseling Programming, 3 cr.
Required classes, 20 cr.
SPSY 795 Research and Program Evaluation, 3 cr. 
COUN 798 Independent Study, 2 cr.
SPED 530 Exceptional Child, 3 cr.
COUN 771 Internship: Elementary School Counseling, 4 cr.
COUN 772 Internship: Middle School Counseling, 4 cr.
COUN 773 Internship: High School Counseling, 4 cr.
Before finalizing Internship plans, the student must pass a written examination based upon the content of all of the core course.
Directed elective courses, 12 cr.
Track A: Substance Use Disorder, 6 cr.
Track B: Higher Education Administration, 6 cr.
Additional electives to be selected in consultation with an advisor

Students will also present a portfolio indicating knowledge and application of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Standards for Professional School Counselors. Completion of the internship and of the master's program is dependent upon approval of the portfolio by the program faculty and the practicum supervisors in the field.