Counseling, MSE

Overview of Program

Degree Requirements

The MSE programs are designed to meet certification standards; however, standards might vary. Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to accommodate any changes.

Required Courses, 48 credits

Core courses, 27 cr.
COUN 610 Introduction to School Counseling, 3 cr.
COUN 612 Lifespan Human Development, 3 cr.
COUN 614 Practicum, 3 cr.
COUN 615 Cultural & Ethical Foundations of Counseling, 3 cr.
COUN 620 Career Counseling, 3 cr.
SPSY 622 Introduction to Appraisal & Intervention, 3 cr.
COUN 732 Group Counseling, 3 cr.
COUN 753 Counseling Theory and Skills, 3 cr.
COUN 770 K-12 Curriculum for School Counselors, 3 cr.
Required classes, 15 cr.
TED 750 Advanced Educational Psychology, 3 cr.
TED 760 Methods in Research
or SPSY 795 Directed Research - Data Analysis, 3 cr.
COUN 771 Internship: Elementary School Counseling, 3 cr.
COUN 772 Internship: Middle School Counseling, 3 cr.
COUN 773 Internship: High School Counseling, 3 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, 6 cr.
To be selected in consultation with an advisor

Students will also present a portfolio indicating knowledge and application of Wisconsin Department of Public Instructionlink 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.


University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls WI 54022 USA
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