Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK

Second Major / Department of Special Education and Counselling (SEC)

Guidance and Counselling

Description
  • The Second Major in Guidance and Counselling aids educators and school counsellors to work with diverse student groups with mental health challenges in schools and the community.
  • Educators and school guidance counsellors are expected to work with all student groups with regard to bullying, substance abuse, child abuse, emotional stress, depression, sexuality, and special educational needs etc. The courses give students a grounding in the value foundation of social justice, respect for diversity, and diverse theoretical perspectives.
  • This Second Major aims to help participants acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills required to fulfill their role in schools and the community.
Coordinator
Dr. Diana Kwok
Tel: 2948 8370

To attain this Second Major, you are required to take 10 courses (3 credit points / course) listed below:

To attain this Minor, you are required to take 5 courses (3 credit points / course) listed below:

Courses
Code
Course Title
Course Outline
COU3008 / COU4030
Comprehensive School Guidance ^

This is a Restricted Elective course which can be used to fulfil both the requirements of the Second Major and the elective component of the Education Studies domain. Double count of 6 credit points can be claimed if two electives among the ten courses of the Second Major are Restricted Elective courses. [For BEd students only]

COU3009
Counselling Theories, Process and Practice ^

This is a Restricted Elective course which can be used to fulfil both the requirements of the Second Major and the elective component of the Education Studies domain. Double count of 6 credit points can be claimed if two electives among the ten courses of the Second Major are Restricted Elective courses. [For BEd students only]

COU3011 / COU4031
COU3024
Community Counselling biennially

This course is only offered every two years. Please check with the Department on the years when the course will be offered.

COU3025 / COU4032
Negotiation and Conflict Management biennially

This course is only offered every two years. Please check with the Department on the years when the course will be offered.

EPC2167
Life Skills Education biennially

This course is only offered every two years. Please check with the Department on the years when the course will be offered.

EPC3099 / SED4077
EPC5129
Self and Personal Development biennially

This course is only offered every two years. Please check with the Department on the years when the course will be offered.

^This is a Restricted Elective course which can be used to fulfil both the requirements of the Second Major and the elective component of the Education Studies domain. Double count of 6 credit points can be claimed if two electives among the ten courses of the Second Major are Restricted Elective courses. [For BEd students only]
bienniallyThis course is only offered every two years. Please check with the Department on the years when the course will be offered.
Career / Study Progression

Counselling skills are essential and are practiced by a wide range of professionals such as teachers, teaching assistants, student counsellors, community / school coordinators, health care professionals and trainers, etc

Paves the way to become a guidance teacher, career teacher and committed members of other functional teams, such as parent-teacher associations at schools (For BEd students).

Students interested in further study after graduation may continue postgraduate studies in various universities in Hong Kong, in the field of counselling, social work, education, psychology and special education.  Examples of these master programmes in the EdUHK include the Master of Education (Area of Focus in Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling), the Master of Social Sciences in Psychology (Schools and Community Settings), the Master of Arts in Educational Counselling, as well as the Master of Science in Educational Speech-Language Pathology and Learning Disabilities.

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