Education - School Counseling

Chadron State College

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The Master of Arts in Education (MAE) degree program consists of an integrated knowledge core complemented by a coherently focused academic program tailored to meet the needs of students. Based upon the communication and service core of education, this professional degree program provides an integrated master’s degree for students pursuing a variety of career choices. 


The mission of the Graduate Counseling Program of Chadron State College is to prepare quality professional counselors for careers with state, regional, or national public and private mental health agencies, mental health institutions, and educational systems.

We are committed to producing ethically and culturally competent counselors who demonstrate professional leadership with a purposeful commitment to client advocacy, and social justice, for the western High Plains States and the broader pluralistic nation.

As a result of successfully completing the Graduate Counseling Program, graduates will be able to:

  • Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice: Develop a professional identity as a counselor, demonstrate an understanding of the counseling profession, and demonstrate a willingness to provide counseling services within the ethical guidelines of the counseling profession (Visionary Leaders: Professionalism, Leadership).
  • Social and Cultural Diversity: Demonstrate an understanding of the social and cultural influences, the effects of power and privilege, and the impact of acculturative experience on the counseling process (Visionary Leaders: Inclusive Learning Environments).
  • Human Growth and Development: Develop an understanding of developmental aspects of human growth and appreciation for the nature of human development and its integration within the counseling process.
  • Career Development: Develop an understanding of career development and approaches for conceptualizing the interrelationships between work, mental well being, and other life roles within counseling.
  • Counseling and Helping Relationships: Gain significant knowledge and application of major counseling theories in the context of individual, family, group, and crisis counseling. Demonstrate effective individual counseling techniques that facilitate client growth and the ability to evaluate progress toward treatment goals (Visionary Leaders: Communication, Thinking Skills).
  • Group Counseling and Group Work: Develop both experiential and theoretical understandings of group purpose, development, dynamics, counseling theories, group counseling methods and skills, and other group approaches.
  • Assessment and Testing: Gain knowledge and skills in assessment techniques and apply basic concepts to individuals and group appraisal (Visionary Leaders: Assessment).
  • Counseling Research and Program Evaluation: Develop the ability to read, critique, evaluate, and contribute to professional research literature (Visionary Leaders: Methodology).
  • Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Counseling and Communication Skills
    • Counseling Ethics & Professional Identity
    • Fundamentals of Assessment
    • Multicultural Counseling
    • Family Development 
    • Counseling Children 
    • Crisis Counseling

    For more information, please visit the programme website.

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    39 alternative credits



    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

    English requirements

    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
    IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Submit an online Admission Application
    • High School Transcripts - Official Transcripts
    • ACT/SAT Scores
    • Providing Financial Information
    • Providing Health Information and Immunization Information
    • English Proficiency
    • Applicants to a CSC graduate (master's) degree program must have earned an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree equivalent to a 4-year (120 credit hour), regionally-accredited U.S. undergraduate degree
    • Successfully complete the interview for the purpose of assessing candidate qualities in the areas of motivation for professional development, communication skills, self-awareness, confidence, and experience working with diverse populations
    • Attend the Counseling Program's Orientation

    Tuition Fee

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