New master's program at Doane

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CRETE, Nebraska -- Doane College is expanding its education degree offerings to include a new Master of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis in School Counseling. The program is accepting applications now, with classes set to start this summer.

The mission of the program is to prepare graduates to become highly competent school counselors through the ability to reflect, work collaboratively and respond to student needs.

"School Counseling was added to meet the demand and needs of our students. The program is a collaborative effort between our education and counseling faculty, and they were instrumental in bringing the program to fruition," said Lyn Forester, Dean of the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.

Students must be licensed teachers who have taught for two years. The program will include coursework, practicum and internship experiences, completed in approximately 24 months.

The Master of Arts in Counseling with Emphasis in School Counseling joins Doane's nationally recognized graduate programs. In addition to undergraduate degrees in education, Doane began its Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program in 1992 and has produced more than 3,500 graduates since that time. The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program followed in 1996, and is nearing 720 graduates, with the majority serving in an administrative capacity in schools. In 2011, Doane began the Education Specialist advanced degree, a program to prepare leaders for schools at the district level, including the superintendency. Doane has had the Master of Arts in Counseling program degree since 1995, and has produced more than 470 graduates since that time.

Doane College is the first private liberal arts and sciences college in Nebraska. Doane has campuses in Crete, Lincoln and Grand Island. Doane also is consistently ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest by, U.S.News & World Report and The Princeton Review.

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