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Master of Education (Leadership or School Counselling)

We are currently experiencing a lot of interest in our MEd program, likely the result of a significant injection of funds into the K-12 system by the Ministry of Education in BC. With that in mind, we encourage you to submit your application early. We’d prefer you to be accommodated through good planning, and not be disappointed due to lack of knowledge about this increased demand. That said, this is our current approach during this time:

“CityU accepts applications on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum number of students per cohort is 18. Once a cohort is full, waitlisted applications are considered future cohorts. As the Supreme Court ruling for BC is having an impact on registrations, it is advised that you submit your application no later than March 1, 2017. We are planning to accept applications until June 30th, but you are advised to contact our student Advisor, Sim White after March 1st for availability of spaces and for details on the locations of cohorts in 2017.”

CityU in Canada offers two Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs:

  • M.Ed. in Leadership
  • M.Ed. in School Counselling

All programs are taught by leading Canadian practitioners in local districts throughout the province. The programs are tailored for teachers who want to pursue a M.Ed. degree while continuing to work full-time.

The M.Ed. programs:

  • meet the Teacher Qualification Service requirements for public sector teacher pay scale increases in British Columbia and Alberta
  • help to prepare teachers for educational leadership and/or school counselling positions in the British Columbia and Alberta public or private school system
  • provide an excellent opportunity to learn as a cohort in a professional learning community
  • the leadership and the school counselling programs are both structured around
    • (a) foundation courses that focus on professional growth and developing research skills
    • (b) core courses on interpersonal skills and understandings of school leadership and functioning
    • (c) program-specific courses
  • Include mentored internships that provide opportunities to put theory into practice

Typically students complete the 52 credits in two years. Please note that the MEd in Leadership and School Counselling is designed for school-based practice and does not prepare graduates for clinical mental health practice. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a clinical counsellor the Master in Counselling program is the path to take.

For more information about the M.Ed. programs in each province, please click on the links below:

If you are considering CityU graduate programs in either Master of Education in School Counselling (MEd), or a Master in Counselling (MC), and would like to compare the programs to find the best fit for you, download this sheet to make the task easier. We review the program component features, who typically is enrolled, the delivery formats and financial aid options for both graduate programs. This is a great place to start if you are investigating options offered within British Columbia.

Want to contact an advisor for our Canadian programs? Click here.

We are currently accepting applications for spring and fall 2017, plus summer 2017 in Victoria. Attend an information session in your area, or contact one of our advisors. If you are interested in applying click here.

CityU accepts applications on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum number of students per cohort is 18. Once a cohort is full, waitlisted applications are considered for future cohorts. As the Supreme Court ruling for BC is having an impact on registrations, it is advised that you submit your application at your earliest convenience for 2018.

Ready to apply? Link here.

City University of Seattle, a longstanding distance learning organization, offers a Master of Education (M. Ed.) in School Counselling program in British Columbia, Canada. The program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education in British Columbia. and is eligible for the Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) upgrades. The MEd in School Counselling meets the course requirements for B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors registration as a registered clinical counsellor (R.C.C.)