Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies

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Student resources

We've built a strong support network for you, from orientation to graduation. Download program planning guides, learn about funding and awards, access forms and policies, and more.

Student resources
An Indigenous teacher leading a classroom session

Indigenous communities counselling

The Master's in Indigenous Communities Counselling Psychology (ICCP) integrates Indigenous values and traditions into every course. Applications for the September 2019 cohort are being accepted.

ICCP program
Researcher Carolyn Crippen with the Sedin brothers at a hockey rink

Research

Our faculty are involved in research that provides valuable insight into people and how we learn and relate. Leadership studies expert Carolyn Crippen looked at servant-leadership in the Canucks. Photo: Jeff Vinnick.

Research
Aishah Bahktiar in a classroom

Educational psychology

Aishah Bahktiar chose the Education Psychology program to impact how learners learn, improve the learning experience and instill in students a sense of competency and confidence.

Educational psychology
Student Charlene Hickey using a horse in a therapy session with a youth

Counselling psychology

Gain the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to work as a professional counsellor. Student Charlene Hickey plans to incorporate equine-assisted therapy in her counselling practice when she graduates.

Counselling psychology
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Leadership studies

Investigate the role of leaders and educators in modern society. Our flexible programs cover a broad range of themes from educational administration (like in this class) to community and cultural leadership.

Leadership studies
UVic alumna Marcena Louie

Find a fulfilling career

Indigenous Communities Counselling Psychology alumna Marcena Louie works at Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen, the Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections at Camosun College.

Career possibilities

Lead. Help. Learn.

Do you want to work as a professional counsellor? Curious about the psychology of learning? Interested in the role of leaders in modern society? Want to make an impact in the lives of people and communities?

Leaders, counsellors and educational psychologists support people to be successful—in all aspects of their lives. Our programs explore the nature of knowledge, its interpretations and how it's shared.

Find your edge in UVic's Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies.