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Applicants are expected to have a broad understanding of psychological principles and issues as a result of their academic course work. All applicants are required to have three units of relevant 3rd or 4th year coursework in Educational Psychology, Psychology or a related helping discipline in the following two areas: Developmental Psychology and Abnormal Psychology/Behaviour Disorders. Thesis-based MA applicants must have at least 1.5 units of undergraduate credit in statistics that covers descriptive statistics and univariate inferential statistics.
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Completion of prerequisite courses ED-D 414, 417, and 418 with at least a B+ grade. Applicants must have completed ED-D 417 and ED-D 418* by December 31st of the year prior to program start. Applicants who have not completed ED-D 414 (or an equivalent course) prior to application submission may be granted admission to the program conditional on completing ED-D 414 (or equivalent) prior to beginning the program in September. ED-D 414 is usually offered several times throughout the year, including during the summer (July/August) prior to the start of the Master’s program. Applicants applying for equivalency must send course outlines and other supporting information to the Graduate Adviser by November 1st prior to application.
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A minimum of two Counselling Skills Evaluations are required. One must be from an instructor of ED-D 417 (or equivalent). The other may be from a supervisor of the applicant’s counselling or other applied work setting.
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Completion of pre-requisite courses ED-D 414 Group Processes, ED-D 417 Effective Interpersonal Communication, and ED-D 418 Introduction to Theories of Counselling with at least a B+ grade is required. Applicants requesting equivalency must send detailed course outlines (syllabi) and other supporting information to the Graduate Advisor prior to application.
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Applicants are required to submit a minimum of two Counselling Skills Evaluations. One must be from an instructor of ED-D 417 (or equivalent). The other may be from a supervisor of the applicant's counselling or other applied work setting.
Additional information about the Indigenous Communities Counselling program can be found at <https://www.uvic.ca/education/psychology/counselling-psychology/indigenous-communities/index.php>.
a bachelor’s degree in (a) Psychology, (b) Educational Psychology, or (c) Education from an accredited university and normally a grade point average of 6.0 (B+) in the last two years of academic work*
For the Special Education focus area: at least one of the courses must be in special education, developmental psychopathology or related course. Applicants with 2-years of related field experience providing services to people with special needs in school or community contexts can use their experience in lieu of the Special Education course prerequisite.
Admission to the doctoral degree program requires completion of a thesis-based master's degree from a recognized university in a psychology or educational psychology related area.
Applicants must have completed ED-D 560 (Statistical Methods in Education) and ED-D 561A (Methods in Educational Research), or their equivalents within their Master’s degree program.
Applicants must provide a sample of first-authored research in the form of a thesis and/or published research paper.