Master of Arts in Education major in Guidance and Counseling

Master of Arts in


major in Guidance and Counseling

The Master of Arts in Education (MAED), specializing in Guidance and Counseling, is a targeted graduate program crafted to empower educators with the expertise needed to provide guidance and counseling services in educational settings. This program delves into the essential skills and knowledge required for supporting students' academic, social, and emotional development. Through a combination of theoretical foundations and practical applications, participants will be equipped to navigate the complexities of counseling within the educational context, fostering a positive and supportive learning environment.

Program Educational Objectives

1 Update and enrich teachers' theoretical and technical knowledge in guidance and counseling, such as guidance and counseling, academic supervision and administration, among others; and...
2 Improve the teachers' capacity to develop and deliver relevant programs in guidance and counseling areas such as student services, testing, guidance and counseling, academic supervision, and others....
  • Program Outcomes
    • In-depth understanding of a complex and coherent body of knowledge and skills in guidance and counseling, which may be applied in many types of school or other educational environments;
    • Have higher order level of skill in the analysis, critical assessment, and application and communication of knowledge in guidance and counseling;
    • Have ability to apply knowledge and skills in guidance and counseling to new situations in more creative and flexible ways, and to solve complex problems in guidance and counseling in ways that involve rigorous thinking and independent work;
    • Understand, develop, and sustain arguments about, and critically evaluate the current problems, principles, and concepts of the field of study; most of which should be at the forefront of developments in the discipline;
    • Apply this current knowledge in original ways to specific problems or contexts by undertaking research, a complex project, or some other form of advanced scholarship;
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the methods of inquiry in their own research or advanced scholarship, and how these methods are used to create and interpret knowledge in guidance and counseling;
    • Critically evaluate current research, advanced scholarship, and methodologies in guidance and counseling;
    • Creatively and systematically deal with complex issues within guidance and counseling, make judgements or decisions in the absence of complete data, and clearly communicate one's justification for such actions to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
    • Demonstrate initiative, self direction and originality in dealing with problems in guidance and counseling (e.g., develop innovative teacher approaches and resources; establish new teacher supervisory systems, etc.), particularly in the planning and execution of tasks in guidance and counseling;
    • Continue to advance their knowledge and skills in guidance and counseling using the established sources of advanced information in guidance and counseling; and
    • Undertake more advanced and specialized training for developing existing skills, acquiring higher level and more specialized competencies in the formal higher level and more specialized competencies in the formal higher education context.
  • Curriculum

    1st Year • 1st Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Methods of Research3
    Foundation of Education3
    Fundamental of Statistics3
    Academic Writing for GS3

    1st Year • 2nd Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Psychological Testing3
    Foundation of Guidance3
    Counseling Theories, Tools & Techniques3
    Career Development and Counseling3

    2nd Year • 1st Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Organization, Supervision and Administration of Guidance3
    Group Process3

    2nd Year • 2nd Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Internship in Guidance and Counseling3
    Advance Educational Psychology3

    3rd Year • 1st Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Thesis Seminar3

    3rd Year • 2nd Semester

    Course NameUnits
    Thesis Writing3
    The curriculum is subject to modification without prior notice. For precise and current listings, kindly coordinate with our registrar department.
  • Estimated Fees
    Particular Amount
    Estimated Total Fees per semester (including tuition and other fees)₱27,359.00
    The particulars and corresponding amounts are subject to modification without prior notice. For precise and current listings, kindly coordinate with our treasury and assessment department.
  • Career Opportunities

    Senior Level:

    • Director of Counseling Services (Educational Institution): Oversee the counseling department's operations and staff. Shape the overall direction of counseling services within an educational institution.
    • Director of Career Services (Higher Education): Lead career services initiatives at colleges or universities. Develop and implement strategies to enhance students' career readiness.
    • Clinical Supervisor (Counseling): Supervise and mentor counselors in a clinical setting. Ensure adherence to ethical and professional standards.
    • Director of Student Support Services: Lead initiatives related to student support and well-being. Oversee counseling, health services, and other student support programs.
    • Director of Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Oversee workplace counseling and mental health services for employees. Develop and implement programs to enhance employee well-being.

    Managerial/Executive Level:

    • Vice President of Student Affairs (Higher Education): Serve as a senior executive overseeing student affairs. Provide leadership in areas such as counseling, student support, and campus life.
    • Chief Clinical Officer (Mental Health Organization): Lead clinical programs and services within a mental health organization. Shape the organization's clinical strategy and service delivery.
    • Executive Director of Counseling Center: Oversee the operations and strategic direction of a counseling center. Manage staff, budgets, and program development.
    • Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO): Serve as the top executive overseeing human resources functions. Provide leadership in employee development, wellness, and counseling services.
    • Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer: Lead initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Oversee counseling and support programs to create an inclusive environment.


Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation - Lucena City Lucena

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research IGSR


Guidance and Counseling