Graduate Certificate in Counselling Applied to Teaching

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Graduate Certificate in Counselling Applied to Teaching

The goal of this program is to enhance teachers' knowledge and skills in a variety of areas.

Admission Requirements
  1. An undergraduate degree with a CGPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (some courses will be taken concurrently with the diploma and graduate studies; therefore, students must have demonstrated equivalent levels of accomplishment in their undergraduate studies)
  2. Certification as a teacher, a current teaching or student services position in a school or community organization serving children and adolescents, or other justification for admission to the program (in all cases, the program reserves final discretion about the appropriateness of alternative qualifications to a teaching certificate)
  3. A three- to five-page statement of experience working with children and adolescents, career aspirations, and reasons for seeking admission to this program
  4. At least two letters of recommendation addressing academic ability, qualifications for working with children and adolescents in a helping role, and general character
  5. TOEFL minimum score of 86 (iBT; 550 on the PBT) for non-Canadian students from countries where English is not the first language and who have not completed a recognized university degree taught in English

The Department reserves the right to request an interview of any applicant.

Contact Information

Further information may be obtained from the Program Coordinator, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at 514-398-4248, or through

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Graduate Certificate in Counselling Applied to Teaching (15 credits)

The goal of this program is to enhance teachers' knowledge and skills in interpersonal relations, communication, interviewing, group organization and leadership, crisis intervention, and career thinking and planning. Each of these knowledge areas addresses the recognition of situations when it is appropriate to make a referral to a personal or career counsellor,...

For more information, see Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Counselling Applied to Teaching (15 credits).

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