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Comparison MEd School Counselling and MC

To consider which program best suit your career potential please see the table below to make your task easier. We review the program component features, students’ profile, the delivery formats and financial aid options for both graduate programs. 

WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGTH FOR ME?
Master of Education in School CounsellingMaster of Counselling
You are a teacher working in the public or private school system.You have counselling experience or a minimum of 50 hours volunteer service.
You completed a 4 year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.You completed a 4 year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, which includes courses in the areas of learning, cognition, personality and human development.
You are interested in topics that focus on counselling interventions appropriate to school-based practice, the development of children and youth, mental health issues seen in schools, social-emotional learning strategies and trauma-informed school practice.You are interested in topics that address all client ages groups, including couples and older adults. You will take specialized courses in addictions, grief and loss and couples counselling as well as core counselling course- work.
You would like to work as a school counsellor upon graduation or use counselling skills in your classroom as a teacher or student service teacher.You would like to work in a community service organization, government body or private practice upon graduation.
You might wish to work in a community service organization or private practice. You would like to obtain registration as a clinical counsellor (RCC) upon graduation.You would like to obtain registration as a clinical counsellor (RCC or CCC) immediately upon graduation.
You would prefer that the majority of your practicum placement be within a school under the guidance of a school or district counsellor (a portion may also be in a community setting).You would prefer that your practicum placement be with a community service mental health organization.

DELIVERY FORMATS
Master of Education in School CounsellingMaster of Counselling
Part-time in class – Saturday classes, 2-3 Saturdays per month
Summer quarter has intensive classes first 2 weeks in July
Full-time in class – weekday classes Part-time in class – Saturday classes
Part-time mixed mode– online class with quarterly in class intensive session

FINANCIAL AID OPTIONS
ProgramFinancial Aid (StudentAid BC)
MEd in School Counselling – Part-time Saturday cohortsDoes not qualify for financial aid
Master of Counselling – Full time cohortsQualifies for full time financial aid
Master of Counselling – Part time cohortsQualifies for part time financial aid
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