Inclusive Education (Richmond)


This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) has been developed by Field Programs in partnership with School District #38, Richmond for elementary and secondary teachers.


  • Exploring developmental, constructivist and inclusive approaches to education
  • Connecting educational purposes, beliefs, values and practices
  • Examining theories, principles and frameworks of inclusive education, which includes English language learners and cultural differences
  • Exploring proactive approaches to assessing student behaviour and strategies for support
  • Designing responsive classroom practices and interventions
  • Designing quality educational plans for students with complex needs
  • Linking assessment and instruction to address diverse learning profiles
  • Building and sustaining collaborative learning communities
  • Creating inclusive environments, which includes understanding socio-cultural perspectives
  • Engaging with Indigenous and holistic approaches to teaching and learning (First People’s Principles of Learning)
  • Collaborating with students, colleagues, parents and other educational partners

This two-year, 30-unit program of study is for teachers whose primary focus is school-based educational practice. It provides the opportunity to engage in focused, sustained reflective inquiry. Completion of the diploma allows teachers to move from TQS category 4 to TQS 5 or from category 5 to 5+.

  • Location: SD #38, Richmond
  • Suited for: K-12 teachers
  • Start Term: Fall 2018 (Sep)
  • End Term: Summer 2020 (Aug)
  • Applications Closed
  • 2017/18 Tuition: $307.84/unit
    (Students register for 5 units per term)


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