Master of Education Programs Overview

CityU in Canada offers two Master of Education (MEd) programs designed to help working teachers upgrade their skill set and reach their career goals.

All programs are taught by leading Canadian practitioners in local districts throughout the province. The programs are tailored for teachers who want to pursue a MEd degree while continuing to work full-time.

The MEd programs:

  • Meet the Teacher Qualification Service requirements for public sector teacher pay scale increases in British Columbia and Alberta
  • The MEd in School Counselling meets the course requirements for B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors registration as a registered clinical counsellor (R.C.C.)
  • Help to prepare teachers for educational leadership and/or school counselling positions in the British Columbia and Alberta public or private school system
  • Provide an excellent opportunity to learn as a cohort in a professional learning community
  • Both programs are structured around
    • (a) foundation courses that focus on professional growth and developing research skills
    • (b) core courses on interpersonal skills and understandings of school leadership and functioning
    • (c) program-specific courses
  • Include mentored internships that provide opportunities to put theory into practice

Typically, students complete the 52 credits over a period of two years. Please note that the MEd in Leadership and in School Counselling is designed for school-based practice and does not prepare graduates for clinical mental health practice. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a clinical counsellor the Master in Counselling program is the path to take.

For more information about the MEd programs in each province, please click on the links below:

Want to learn more about our MED programs?

Contact a member of our student success services team for more information or attend an upcoming information session.

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