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MEd in School Counselling

Program Details

The MEd in School Counselling Program is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and values essential for school counselling, as well as child/adolescent counselling in non-school settings. The program offers in-person or online synchronous format on 7-8 Saturdays each 3-month period (October to June), with a 2-week summer intensive in July, providing students the flexibility to continue working while completing their degree.

Potential Career Opportunities

Our graduates train to become school or district counsellors. Some opt to pursue careers as child and youth counsellors in community settings, with the eventual goal of establishing a private practice.

Our faculty bring their expertise as school counsellors, clinical counsellors, and social workers to inform curriculum development and foster a collaborative environment where the exchange of knowledge is valued. This enables practitioners to learn from each other, creating a dynamic and supportive learning community.

To determine the program that best aligns with your career potential, please click on the following link to simplify your task. We thoroughly assess program component features, students’ profiles, delivery formats, and financial aid options for both graduate programs. Comparison between MEd in School Counselling and Master in Counselling at CityU.

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 BC Association of Clinical Counsellors registration as a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) and Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association registration as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC).


Contact our Enrollment Advisor Veronica Homer at 

Currently accepting applications for 2024 in the following locations

Spring – April 2024

  • Surrey/ or Maple Ridge (In-Person) *
  • Online Synchronous Cohort (Online classes in real-time)

Fall – October 2024

  • Victoria (In-Person)
  • Vancouver (In-Person)
  • Richmond Delta SD Cohort (In-Person)
  • Online Synchronous Cohort (Online classes in real-time)

*Based on demand. Please note that cohorts fill up months in advance, so please apply early!

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Please be advised that this program is not available for International Students.