Faculty of Education

We are a global education leader engaged in research and scholarly inquiry, committed to advancing knowledge and dedicated to improving the practice of teaching and the learning experience.

To provide the most intimate and responsive programs, we have evolved the following program areas: Undergraduate Studies, Teacher Education, and Graduate Studies – each with its own unique organizational structure.

50 Years of Education

We first opened our doors at SFU 50 years ago - years filled with leadership, transformation, innovation and engagement. Here are our stories.

Recent News

  • September 20, 2018
    Dr. Roger Frie shortlisted for 2018 Vine Awards
    Dr. Roger Frie's Not in My Family: German Memory and Responsibility after the Holocaust (OUP, 2017) has been shortlisted for the 2018 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature in the History Category. In addition to this shortlist, Not in My Family is the recipient of the 2017 Canadian Jewish Literary Award and 2018 Western Canada Jewish Book Award.
  • September 18, 2018
    Province celebrates new French teacher education students and expands training efforts
    Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, joined officials from SFU, UBC, the French Consulate and the Canadian Parents for French to meet this year’s cohort of student French teachers, seeing first-hand how recruitment efforts are working. There are 17 new French-language training spaces at SFU and 20 at UBC funded by the province in partnership with the Government of Canada, as part of ongoing recruitment and retention strategies.
  • September 18, 2018
    Horatio Alger Association of Canada releases first-ever Voices of Our Youth survey
    The first-of-its-kind survey polled more than 2,000 Canadians aged 14-23. The results challenge much of the conventional wisdom about young Canadians and sheds lights on the world view of "Generation Z" – the group of people born in the mid- to late-1990s, after the so-called "Millennials".
  • September 05, 2018
    B.C. students learning for 'real life' but teachers say reality needs funding
    The Education Ministry says the curriculum overhaul, which was implemented for kindergarten to Grade 9 students in 2016, is designed to allow for more critical thinking, collaboration and communication in applying information learned in the classroom to everyday situations.

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NOTE: Our program and Dean's offices are located in the Discovery 1 Building at the Burnaby Campus. More information.