Diploma in Education (Counseling)

Program Snapshot

Guide Students To Success

CBU’s Diploma in Education (Counseling) program equips you with the skills you need to help guide students to success. This 30-credit hour, online graduate-level diploma program is intended to enhance counseling skills for all educators, preparing you for the complex and vastly unique issues today’s students face.

From giving the right advice about school, family, friends, or anything else that impacts a student’s life, our program provides you with insights and exposure to real-world issues and situations. Here, students from around the world come together to learn and live in this special place. Gaining a truly unique perspective from our island home is especially useful as you head out into the field to help other students find their way.

With courses in counseling theory, differentiated instructional issues, individual and career counseling, testing and a supervised practicum, the diploma has proven beneficial to educators in a variety of teaching and resource positions. Courses are offered on a part-time basis allowing for the program to be completed in three years.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Theories and practice to be applied in guidance counseling.
  • Ability to contribute to individual well-being of students.
  • Know-how to assist in building and maintaining healthy schools.

Why study at CBU?

Growing up in modern schools can be a challenging and dynamic time for students. This means finding the right university to learn critical skills in counseling can make all the difference. CBU harnesses the power of your potential to guide you toward success with modern facilities and approachable, accessible faculty.

With a thriving, friendly local community, there’s a great opportunity at CBU to build a solid network of like-minded, experienced and ambitious people around you. From students with a desire to be educators of the future, to educators of today who took a similar career path, you can never be sure who you will meet on Cape Breton Island. But you can always be sure it will be special.

Sample Courses

  • EDUC5111 Cultural Issues in an Educational Setting (3 credits)
  • EDUC5113 Human Relations Development (3 credits)

Possible Career Paths

  • Student counseling
  • Human resources
  • Career coach
  • Eligibility for an increase in teacher certification

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Two practicums at the end of the program.
  • Designed so working teachers do not need a sabbatical in order to complete these final requirements.

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