SFU offers a variety of pathways for First Nations, Metis and Inuit students who are looking to pursue a career in education. 

Our Faculty of Education is committed to working collaboratively with diverse Indigenous communities and organizations, as well as with individual students and educators in a range of rural and urban locations. Whether you are currently in high school or have already completed a Bachelor's degree (in any discipline), we are here to help you plan your studies, become a certified teacher, or further develop your educational reasearch and practice. 

For more information, please click on one of the options below or contact the Office of Indigenous Education for assistance. 

Jennie Blankinship
Director, Office of Indigenous Education

How can SFU help you?

I am a high school student looking to plan my career or next steps 

Check out our Undergraduate Programs

If you want to become a teacher or want to learn more about educational theories, research and practices, SFU has several undergraduate programs available which can lead to one of our professional (teacher certification) or graduate programs.

I have a degree and/or experience and want to become a certified teacher

Check out our Professional Programs

If you have completed or are currently completing a Bachelor's degree, or if you are an experienced education para-professional, SFU offers two tailored programs - the PDP and PLP - to help you obtain your BC Teaching Certificate.

I want to further my professional or academic career in education

Check out our Graduate Programs

If you have completed a Bachelor's degree and want to further your understanding of educational theories, research and practice, SFU's specialized graduate degrees and diplomas can help you further your professional or academic career in education. 

SFU’s oldest grad presents thesis defense in Haida Gwaii

“I had always dreamed of going to university,” says Barbara Wilson, who at 76 years is the oldest student to convocate with a graduate degree from Simon Fraser University this summer.

A member of the Haida Nation, Wilson will receive an MA in curriculum and instructional foundation from the Faculty of Education during the June convocation. She is among 164 Indigenous students to convocate this June, a record high for SFU.

Setting still more precedents, Wilson also became the first student at SFU to host an MA thesis defense in Haida Gwaii. She invited SFU faculty and staff, as well as more than 60 people from the Haida community, to the event in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii.