Guidance education is the support of students in their scholastic, social and personal growth.
- Can be completed in as little as 2.5 years
- Part-time program
- You cannot begin this program directly from high school
What you will learn
This program is flexibly designed for teachers and human service providers, and can be taken on a part-time basis while you work. It offers a combination of distance and face-to-face learning with continuous enrolment options so you can study as your schedule allows. This program incorporates skills-development in communication, career development and decision-making, ethics in school and educational contexts, and a special project in Career and Guidance Studies. It is designed to meet current gaps in knowledge and skills for people in, or wanting to work in career and guidance roles.
To complete this program, you will take nine required courses and one elective from Education, Arts and Science, or Kinesiology.
- EFDT 528.3: Anti-Oppressive Education for Helping Professionals
- EPSE 416.3: Comprehensive Guidance and Counselling
- EPSE 417.3: Introduction to Counselling Psychology
- EPSE 441.3: Introductory Statistics in Education
- EPSE 525.3: Career Development and Decision-Making
- EPSE 526.3: Ethics in School and Educational Contexts
- EPSE 527.3: Skills for Effective Interpersonal Communication
- EPSE 529: Individual Project in Career and Guidance Studies
- EPSE 540.3: Collaboration Processes and Contexts
- one elective from a list of approved elective courses
The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.
This post-degree certificate program is tailored to meet the learning and academic needs of practicing teachers and those in related professions who are employed in, or wish to be employed in, career and guidance roles.
We offer a number of programs to assist current educators to deepen their knowledge in a chosen area. Our certificate programs are flexible, designed to support busy schedules and respond to community needs.
If you already have your Bachelor of Education (or an equivalent degree) and are currently employed in the K to 12 school system, this program will enhance your career. The Post-Degree Certificate in Career and Guidance Studies meets the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board’s requirements for an Additional Qualification Certificate (AQC) in Career and Guidance Studies, which will allow you to move up the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation salary grid.
|Canadian students||International students|
|Tuition||$681 per class||$1,859 per class|
|Fees||$470 per year||$470 per year|
Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay per class (2019-2020 Canadian dollar rates).
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including recreational programs and fitness centre access. This estimate reflects the price you would pay if you are a part-time student.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $100 and $200 per class.
The Post-degree Certificate in Career and Guidance Studies is offered by the College of Education.
Admission requirements and deadlines
Candidates for the Post-Degree Certificate in Career and Guidance Studies must have:
- a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) or an equivalent degree in the human service field (as approved by the program Coordinator and Department Head)
- at least one year of classroom teaching experience or equivalent in a human service-related setting
- two professional references (that will be contacted by the Coordinator)
Note: All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
For Fall/September start
Application opens May 15 and closes August 1
For Winter/January start
Application opens September 15 and closes December 1
For Spring/May start
Application opens January 15 and closes April 1
After you've submitted your online application, you'll also need to submit the following document via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Current CV or resume outlining your classroom teaching experience or equivalent in a human service-related setting
If you have attended a post-secondary institution other than the University of Saskatchewan, please send a copy of your transcript to email@example.com. This legible copy will need to show that your degree has been awarded and will be used in lieu of an official copy until the University reopens.
It is up to the discretion of the department to accept the copy you provide.
In the event that the department chooses not to accept your copy, your application will be deferred until an official copy can be accepted by the office.
Once staff are able to return to campus, you will be required to arrange for official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you've attended (other than the University of Saskatchewan) to be sent to:
Post Degree Certificate in Career and Guidance Studies
College of Education
28 Campus Drive, RM 3019
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1
Ready to apply?
For more information, contact the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, College of Education at:
Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education
28 Campus Drive, Room 3021
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1