Master of Science in Education - School Guidance and Counseling
Policies & Procedures
Program of Study
Tuition & Costs
Buena Vista University's Master of Science in Education in School Guidance and Counseling is designed with the professional in mind. The three-year program encompasses 37 credit hours of practical learning in a format that accommodates full-time workers. Students complete their credit hours by attending classes during the summers, evenings, Saturday sessions, and through supervised field experiences.
Each June, graduate students meet at BVU's Storm Lake campus for two 2-week summer sessions, completing six credit hours of graduate instruction. Each fall and spring semester students meet weekly in a combination of ICN, virtual classrooms, and on one or two Saturdays on campus and complete one 3-credit hour course.
The graduate schedule begins with an orientation session on the Storm Lake campus in early May after applicants are notified of acceptance into the program. The session includes: meeting faculty and students in the cohort, reviewing courses and program policy, and touring campus housing and the library. We review technology, financial aid, registration, and a luncheon.
School Guidance and Counseling Program
GEDU 519 Professional & Ethical Orientation to School Counseling - Summer I
GEDU 546 Methods in School Guidance & Counseling - Summer II
GEDU 544 Social and Cultural Foundations of School Counseling - Fall Semester
GEDU 543 Administration of Comprehensive Guidance in the Schools - Spring Semester
GEDU 527 Developmental Assessment & Guidance Curriculum in School Counseling- Summer I
GEDU 548 Group Guidance & Counseling in the Schools - Summer II
GEDU 528 Action Research, Data Analysis, & Informational Resources - Fall Semester
GEDU 529 Human Development & Learning in the Schools and Family - Spring Semester
GEDU 549 Career Development & Assessment in the Schools - Summer I
GEDU 538 Consultation, Leadership & Advocacy Roles in School Counseling - Summer II
GEDU 551 Supervised Prepracticum in School Guidance and Counseling - Fall Semester
GEDU 547 Elementary Field Practicum - Spring OR
GEDU 550 Secondary Field Practicum AND
GEDU 555 Capstone Professional Portfolio in School Counseling (1 Credit Hour)
* Additional practicums for those seeking K-12 licensure are offered on an arranged basis. Contact the Graduate Office for information.