state statutes or regulations recommends minimum certification standards that include advanced coursework and graduate degree requirements for counselors and completion of a practicum or internship.
92 Nebraska Administrative Code 24-006. Certificate of Endorsements
006.48 School Counselor
006.48A Grade Levels: PK-6, 7-12; PK-12
006.48B Endorsement Type: Subject (PK-6; 7-12); Field (PK-12)
006.48C Persons with this endorsement may serve as school counselors in the grade levels of the endorsement (PK-6; 7-12; PK-12).
006.48D Certification Endorsement Requirements: The endorsement shall require the applicant to have two (2) years of teaching experience in an approved or accredited PK-12 district or system, and a Master's Degree in Counseling with a specialization in School Counseling with a minimum of 36 graduate semester hours including:
006.48D1 At least 100 clock hours of school related field experiences prior to internship; and
006.48D2 At least 450 clock hours of internship at the grade levels of the endorsement.
NDE School Counselor Endorsement Guidelines
This document provides recommended guidelines for school counselor endorsement.