Student Handbook - Introduction

The Education and Counseling Faculty welcome you to Wayne State College. Many interesting and exciting experiences have been planned for you. Most of these experiences are planned through the courses you will take in your program. Upon successful completion of coursework and student teaching you will earn a bachelor’s degree and be recommended for a Nebraska Teaching Certificate. Through broad based general education, your selected field endorsement, and professional preparation for teaching, your program will give you the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge necessary for a rewarding and challenging career.


Undergraduate majors in Human Service Counseling participate in a program designed to prepare professionals with (a) knowledge of people individually and in interaction with others, and (b)counseling skills to help people who are making changes in their lives. The program includes 34 hours of counseling coursework that includes theories of helping, interviewing skills, and group activities. Students practice skills on campus and in a 400 hour internship.


This handbook will provide you with an overview of the educational program that has been prepared for you. The information in this handbook is not static, but dynamic. The Wayne State College faculty and professional educators are continually working to improve the quality of learning experiences for you and other Wayne State College students. Therefore, the information in this handbook may be modified as conditions warrant.



- Theme -Vision/Mission Statement -Purpose

- Philosophy and Beliefs

- Goals and Outcomes

- Code of Ethics



- College Catalog

- Pre-Professional Skills Test(PPST)

- Repeating Education Courses

- Information Regarding Criminal Convictions

- Field Experiences

- Student Teaching Semester



- Advisors

- Registration Procedures

- Schedule Changes

- Program/Major Changes

- Scholarships

- Application for Degree

- Application for Teacher Certification

- Student Services

- Career Planning and Placement Services


Professional Education Student Organizations
Student Responsibilities
Due Process and Request Form


- Application for Gateway Approval

- Benchmark Criteria and Gateways Chart



- Transfer Students' Placement within Gateways

- Process for Unsuccessful Applicants

- Process for Student Reported Concerns

- Unsuccessful Completion of Benchmarks

- Denied Access to Classes



- Elementary Education Program of Study

- Elementary Education and Early Childhood

- Middle Grades Education

- Secondary Education Program of Study

- Special Education Program of Study

- Human Service Counseling Program of Study




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