School Counseling (M.S.E.)

Welcome to HSU’s Counselor Education Department.  Perhaps you have arrived here because you are considering a carrer as a School Counselor.  We believe that you will find that working as a counselor, whether it be in the community, the schools, the prisons, nursing homes or in other public and private facilities  to be a very rewarding experience.

The educational curriculum at Henderson is a
CACREP-accredited master’s program in School Counseling that provides the student with both traditional brick and mortar classes as well as partial online offerings that are tailored to prepare an individual to work within the school.


Your studies with us will help you to develop the theoretical knowledge base and the practical skills necessary to enable you to assess and treat mental and emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety, addiction and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, and grief.  As a counselor you may also assist others with job and career concerns, educational decisions, and relationship problems. Additionally,  you may be involved in community outreach, advocacy, and mediation activities. School counselors often work closely with school administrators and with other mental health specialists, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses in the provision of psychological services.

On behalf of the the faculty we welcome you.  The purpose of this site is to familiarize you with our Degree in Clinical Mental Health and help you plan your course of study should you decide to pursue your educational goals with us.


Michael S. Kelly Ed.D., LPC
Interim Department Chair

Degree Plan

School Counseling Course Listing

Course Descriptions

Student and Clinical Handbook 


Clinical Mental Health

Professional Counseling Organizations

Ethical Codes and Standards of Practice

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Professor Emeritus Dr. Dee White taught in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation from 1963 until her retirement in 1994. White has been recognized by the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame for her participation in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She continues to work to encourage girls to be active in sports. Her work and legacy have been recognized by a number of people, groups and organizations.

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