Master of Education School Counselling Prerequisite

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 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 required prior to enrolling in the first quarter of the program.

Candidates admitted to the MEd in school counselling program will be able to register for PSY421 Interviewing and Counselling Skills online course (5 credits) effective July 2020. This course will be offered in the Summer and Winter quarters (July 1 to August 10, August 24 to September 25 and  February 20 to March 31). The cost is CAD $600.

To verify if prior academic courses qualify as prerequisite, please check the transferable prerequisite information table. You may request a review of your prior course work after you officially apply to the MEd in School Counselling program by completing this form. Please include the official course descriptions typically found in your university’s website or catalogue. If you have any further questions, contact our advisor at

Some equivalent course work includes: VCC CNSK 1401; UBC CNPS 362; SFU EDUC 423.