Master of Education School Counselling Prerequisite

*Although we are in the process of adding a prerequisite course to
our program we will waive this requirement for all Fall 2019 cohorts*
In compliance with the BC Ministry of Advanced Education regulator, CityU is adding a course on basic counselling skills as a prerequisite to our program. However, the university implementation process requires additional steps to be completed before it is ready for student registration.
Given this delay, CityU is unable to offer an online version of this course early this summer, as hoped. In recognition of new students’ need to plan their time and expenses, we have decided to put off the requirement for this year’s program entry.


Admission to the MEd in School Counselling degree program requires the successful completion of a 4-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution and registration as a Teacher in the province of British Columbia.

Candidates for the MEd in School Counselling must have completed an undergraduate course in interviewing and counselling skills (or counselling theories). This is a prerequisite for courses in the first quarter of the program—not required for admittance to the program, but is required prior to enrolling in fall courses.

An interviewing and counselling skills course will be offered through City University in an online format in the summer quarter.

To verify if prior academic courses qualify as prerequisite, please submit a course description/syllabus, plus a scanned copy of transcripts’ course, to the following email address:

In cases in which the prerequisite are clearly addressed through prior undergraduate education, your application will be considered for admittance to the MEd in School Counseling program. Some equivalent course work include: VCC CNSK 1401; UBC CNPS 362; SFU EDUC 423.