Nebraska School Counselors
Recently, Nebraska school counselors have been taking more of a prominent role in Nebraska's public education development.
The reasons for this trend have been a reaction to the need for Americans to pick up the pace with regard to producing citizens who can compete in a global marketplace.
“The focus of Nebraska School Counseling programs is to teach each student how to succeed in school and prepare for their future careers,” said Donna Vrbka, Nebraska Department of Education School Counseling Specialist. February 5th, 2008
As a secondary reaction to this trend, there have been a large influx of individuals looking to begin careers as Nebraska school counselors. With increasing salaries and trends within the industry of education creating job security, school counseling is becoming a highly attractive career.
Featured Universities with School Counseling Programs
NYU Steinhardt's accredited master of arts program in Counseling and Guidance: School and Bilingual School Counseling. Through this online program, you will gain the skills you need to become a professional Pre-K-12 school counselor, working with children and families in your community to foster academic achievement and success. Click here to contact New York University and request information about their programs.
Capella University offers four online CACREP-accredited Graduate Programs in Counseling: MS in Mental Health Counseling, MS in Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy, MS in School Counseling, and PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. Click here to contact Capella University and request information about their programs.
In the '05-'06 school year, Nebraska ranked 43rd in the nation for average teacher salary at $40,382. School counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.
However, probably the most important aspect to school counselors about their own career is the emotional rewards. School counseling in Nebraska is one of the few educational careers where you will work with students individually giving the opportunity to significantly contribute to students' successes.
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a Nebraska School Counselor.
- Capella University Master of Science (MS) in Human Services - School Counseling Specialization - CACREP and State Approved**
- New York University (NYU) Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance - School Counseling and Bilingual School Counseling - MPCAC Accredited
- Northwestern University - CACREP-Accredited Online Master of Arts in Counseling (meets requirements to become a school counselor)
- UMass Online (Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling - NEASC and State-Approved program)
Whether you are from Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Kearney, Hastings, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.