Exploring Maker Pedagogy in Education, Surrey

This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education program (GDE) has been developed in partnership with School District #36, Surrey for K-12 teacher interested in making, creating, innovating, building, design thinking, contributing to the school community, and in developing your pedagogical practice while engaging in sustained reflective inquiry, this program is for you.


  • Engaging in teacher inquiry and reflective practice
  • Building a culture of creativity, exploration, engagement and discovery
  • Designing learning experiences and environments to reflect the growing importance of innovation and creativity
  • Discovering and implementing new and emerging technologies, tools and materials
  • Exploring engineering, design thinking, materiality and interdisciplinarity
  • Fostering creative and critical thinking through problem-based learning
  • Creating caring, collaborative and socially responsible learning environments
  • Collaboration, mentorship and leadership in teaching and learning innovation

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: S.D. #36 Surrey, BC
  • Suited for: K–12 teachers
  • Start Term: Fall 2017 (Sep)
  • End Term: Summer 2019 (Aug)
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  • Application Extended: Aug 25, 2017
  • 2017/18 Tuition: $301.80/unit
    (Students register for 5 units per term)
  • Current Program Offerings


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