The Guidance Studies Diploma offers teachers and other professionals background information and basic skills and concepts in school guidance work. It is intended for those who wish to do guidance work (excluding individual and group counselling) in elementary and secondary schools. Those desiring a position in a school system are required to be qualified teachers. This program can be completed on a full or part-time basis.
Note: The Diploma in Guidance Studies is not a graduate program.
|CNPS 362 (3)||Basic Interviewing Skills|
|CNPS 363 (3)||Career Counselling|
|CNPS 364 (3)||Family Education and Consultation|
|CNPS 365 (3)||Introduction to Theories of Counselling|
|CNPS 426 (6)||The Role of the Teacher in Guidance|
|CNPS 427 (3)||Guidance: Planning and Decision-making|
|CNPS 433 (3)||The Personal and Social Development of the Adult|
|Faculty of Arts (3)||any approved 300 or 400-level courses|
|Faculty of Education (3)||any approved 300 or 400-level courses|
|Faculty of Science (3)||any approved 300 or 400-level courses|
Total of 30 Credits for the Diploma in Guidance Studies
Some undergraduate courses may be taken through the Professional Development & Community Engagement (PDCE) office.
Please refer to the application form for the deadlines to apply: https://teach.educ.ubc.ca/diplomas-certificates-application-form/
Applicants meeting the program’s requirements are admitted in the order applications are completed and until all available seats are filled. An application is time-stamped as being complete the moment the university receives an applicant’s application form, and application fee payment, and all required supporting documents. Please note that meeting requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
Only those students in the Diploma in Guidance Studies who have completed 19 credits in the program will have priority enrollment in CNPS 362.
To register in courses offered for credit you must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education (Vancouver campus).
Application forms can be downloaded from the Teacher Education Office (TEO) website.
Note: This program is suitable for students who are interested in developing their counselling expertise or who wish to increase the likelihood of being able to register for prerequisite courses required for admission to the Master’s program.