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MEd in School Counselling

Program Details

The MEd in School Counselling Program at CityU in Canada assists students in developing knowledge, skills and values necessary for school counselling, as well as child/adolescent counselling in non-school settings. Offered in classroom-based or online synchronous mode on Saturdays (plus first 2 weeks in July), it allows students the flexibility to keep teaching while completing their degree program.

Potential career opportunities

Graduates of the MEd in School Counselling program carry on to become school counsellors, district counsellors, or school administrative leaders. Other graduates choose to work as child and youth counsellors in community settings, and eventually open a private practice. 

To consider which program best suits your career potential please click on the following link to make your task easier. We review the 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).

English Proficiency Requirements

English is the language of instruction and assessment at CityU. Admission to CityU’s programs includes both academic and language qualifications for all students whose first language is not English.

English knowledge and skills can be demonstrated through official transcripts documenting previous postsecondary experience in English or by achieving an English-language proficiency test minimum standard.

English placement test scores are valid for 2 years from the date of test results.  CityU’s Institutional Placement and Proficiency will be measured by the iTEP (International TEST of English Proficiency).  Scores for all other tests taken outside of CityU must be authenticated by the test publisher (Official Transcripts).

Institutional versions of the tests below are not acceptable. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure their official test results are sent to CityU. Results must come directly from the examining institution to CityU; results uploaded by applicants are NOT official. CityU can receive results electronically, directly from the issuing organization, when possible, as long they are securely sent with a protected password.

An equivalency chart for all CityU recognized measurements of proficiency is provided at the link below:


Contact our Enrollment Advisor Michael Grienke at 

Currently accepting applications for 2022-2023 in the following locations

Fall – October 2023

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

Spring – April 2024

  • Surrey/ or Maple Ridge (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.