Graduate Certificate Programs

Program Start Program Application Deadlines Notes
Fall 2017 Graduate Certificate in Imaginative Education, Online Applications Now Closed Program Delivery: Online

Graduate Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction

The graduate certificate in Curriculum and Instruction is a professional credential signifying knowledge and ability in educational practice.

This program is for educators who wish to critically examine current educational theory, research and practice. Participants are encouraged to examine their own instructional practices in relation to research and theory.

The program requires 18 units of course work. As per graduate general regulation 1.7.6, students who successfully complete this certificate and are subsequently accepted into the Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum and Instruction program may apply 15 units from the certificate program toward completion of the MEd program.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership

The graduate certificate in Educational Leadership is a professional credential signifying knowledge and ability in the management and administration of educational organizations.

This program is intended for current and prospective leaders in educational settings such as schools, colleges, and institutes for professional and vocational training. While the program is grounded both in research and in practice, it has a strong philosophical and conceptual orientation that prepares students to understand complex issues and problems in the workplace.

The certificate program requires 18 units of course work. As per graduate general regulation 1.7.6, students who successfully complete the certificate and are subsequently accepted into the Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership program may apply 3 courses (15 units) from the certificate program toward completion of the MEd program.

Graduate Certificate in Education

The Graduate Certificate in Education is a professional credential signifying knowledge and ability in educational practice. This program is for educators who wish to critically examine current educational theory, research and practice. Participants are encouraged to examine their own instructional practices in relation to research and theory.

This program requires a minimum of four graduate Education courses for a minimum of 12 units. 

Students must complete four thematic Education (EDUC) graduate courses as specified by a Faculty of Education cognate area. Faculty of Education cognate areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
Arts Education, Counselling Psychology. Educational Psychology, Educational Technology and Learning Design, Mathematics Education, and Teaching English as an Additional Language.

Students who successfully complete this certificate and are subsequently accepted into a Master of Education (MEd), may apply up to 15 units from the certificate program toward completion of an MEd program (Graduate General Regulation 1.7.6).

Graduate Certificate Programs may be delivered in person, online, or a blended combination of both in-person and online course delivery.  

All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled.

For further information, contact Graduate Programs within the Faculty of Education at cpmed@sfu.ca or educmast@sfu.ca.