Graduate Diploma in Education

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.

GDE Tuition and Fees

Note: Specific programs may be ineligible for Government student loans and grants. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the student and the program meets the eligibility requirements. Please contact Financial Aid Services at with any questions.

Tuition 2019/20*: $314.00 (per unit)
(Students usually register for 5 units per term)
*Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.

Other Fees  
Student Activity $35.23
Graduation (first 3 terms) $12.00
(Applicable only to students who live in, or whose program is based in, the Metro Vancouver area)
Materials Fee $10.00

Extended Health/Dental – for information please go to If students have existing extended health and dental coverage, an opt out process is required if no further coverage is required.
On leave information (per unit students).
How to redeem Tuition Fee Credits to help offset some of the cost of a GDE program.

Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.