The date of the next intake for the Post-degree Certificate in Career and Guidance Studies is currently under review. As such, this certificate program is not accepting students until further notice.


Guidance education is the support of students in their scholastic, social and personal growth.

Quick facts
  • 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.

Tuition estimates

Canadian students International students
Tuition $780 per 3 credit unit class $3,776 per 3 credit unit class
Student fees $574 per year $574 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 (2024-2025 Canadian dollar rates).
Student 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 $150 and $250 per class.

College info

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 (BEd) 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.

Ready to apply?

This program is not currently accepting applications.

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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