Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) programs are designed in collaboration with British Columbia school districts for teachers whose primary focus is school-based practice. It provides the opportunity for teachers and teachers on call (TOC's) to engage in focused, sustained, reflective inquiry into their practice within a 2-year cohort model. The Graduate Diploma in Education offered by Field Programs in the Faculty of Education can also be used for TQS Category Advancement.

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Graduate Diploma in Education Community

Students and Alumni Experience

Graduate Diploma in Education

  • Tanya Virani Secondary science teacher, mom and lifelong Girl Guide

  • John Keranen Exploring Arts Education GDE alumnus and elementary school teacher

  • Kristie Nielsen Grade 2/3 Teacher and completed the Teachers as Leaders and Mentors GDE program

  • Stacey Robinsmith GDE alumnus and secondary school teacher

  • Elouise Lord GDE alumna in Science and Mathematics Education

Use Your GDE to Earn an MEd in Educational Practice

Use the credits you've earned completing one of our GDE programs towards earning a Master of Education in Educational Practice (MEd EP). Learn more about the one-year MEd EP program.