The Bachelor of Education (Guidance and Counselling) programmes is designed to produce professionally focused and educationally oriented counsellors who are prepared to promote academic achievement, career planning, personal and social development of school-aged youths. Graduates of this program are prepared to counsel students, parents, teachers and other school and community personnel; to advocate for students and parents and to coordinate the resources of the school and the community in order to meet the needs of students. It also helps them acquire the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviours that may lead to state certification as qualified counsellors.
Guidance counselors generally work in public and private schools, where they meet with students individually or with entire classes for special events, such as substance abuse lectures and college recruitment information. Most guidance counselors work in elementary, middle and high schools; however, some work in colleges or universities and may be called academic advisers. Those who do not work in schools find jobs in vocational rehabilitation services and individual or family services.