School Psychologist

Educational Psychology Careers

Psychologists provide Level psycho-educational and behavioral assessments as well as program recommendations to families and teachers working with students. They consult and collaborate on student strengths and needs and their educational implications.

Psychologists collaborate with school-based teams, parents, district program and community agencies to develop education support plans for students. In some districts, travel between schools may be required.

Qualifications and Certification Requirements

Minimum qualifications include a Masters Degree or related field with a focus on School Psychology. Some positions call for eligibility for membership in the British Columbia Association of School Psychologists and/or registration with the BC College of Psychologists.

Psychologist’s Salary

A psychologist’s salary varies depending on their length of work experience, level of education, and district of employment.  This table shows the average minimum and maximum salaries for psychologists working BC school districts.

POSITION TITLEMINIMUM SALARYMAXIMUM SALARYAVERAGE SALARY
Counsellor$50,127$88,183$80,335
School Psychologist$44,204$85,677$76,827

The following salary ranges are based on data from October, 2015. Because salaries vary from district to district, use our Salary Finder to find the latest salary grid.

Training and Educational Programs

The following is a list of accredited Canadian Psychology Association (CPA) post-graduate programs in clinical psychology, school psychology, and counselling psychology by BC region. Start your career as a School Psychologist in BC school districts by enrolling in one of these accredited programs.

CENTRAL

No programs in this region.

FRASER VALLEY

No programs in this region.

KOOTENAY

No programs in this region.

NORTHERN BC

No programs in this region.

OKANAGAN

Employment Opportunities

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