School Counselling (M.A.)

The School Counselling area of focus is offered for both elementary and secondary school levels. Our comprehensive curriculum prepares M.A. students to develop knowledge and skills for school counselling, and child and adolescent counselling in non-school settings – with emphasis on individual and group counselling, consultation, child and adolescent development, and assessment. To be admitted to the school counselling focus, applicants must have a teaching certificate at the time of application from a Canadian province or territory.

Potential Career Opportunities

Students who complete courses in school counselling are employed by school districts as counsellors. Child and youth counsellors are employed in mental health, hospitals, community care teams, and schools.

View the standard program prerequisites and additional information.

Required Courses (48 credits)

CNPS 504 (3) School Counselling
CNPS 532B (3) Assessment in Counselling
CNPS 564 (3) Group Counselling
CNPS 574 (3) Career Planning and Decision Making
CNPS 578C (6) Individual and Family Counselling Theories and Interventions
CNPS 579 (3) Research in Counselling
CNPS 584 (3) Program Planning & Development
CNPS 586 (3) Ethics in Counselling Psychology
CNPS 588 (6)  Supervised Training in Counselling
CNPS 598 (6) Field Experiences
EPSE 528 (3) Basic Principles of Measurement
Research Elective (choose one, 3-credit course)
EDUC 500 (3) Review of Research in Educational Methods
EPSE 481 (3) Introduction to Research in Education
Elective (choose one, 3-credit course)
CNPS 514 (3) Counselling Adolescents
CNPS 534 (3) Gender and Sex Role Counselling
CNPS 545 (3) Family Counselling II
 CNPS 594 (3)  Cross-Cultural Counselling
Thesis Requirement (6 credits)
CNPS 599 (6) Master’s Thesis

Total Credits listed in M.A. program is 54 Credits

The M.A. program has variable credit requirement (from 36 – 54 credits)

Contact the Program Area Assistant for application or course registration information.