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.
Why Choose a Graduate Diploma?
What makes our teachers unique? Our teacher learners...
you decide what aspects of your practice you inquire, investigate, and research.
learn what matters:
our programs have direct practical application to your classroom practice.
know community matters:
as a member of this cohort model, you'll be in the same collaborative learning community throughout the two-year program.
utilize foundations of support:
you will be supported by instructors and mentors who are or have recently been classroom teachers.
you'll engage in teacher-inquiry to investigate your interests and passions.
start where they are:
all experience levels are welcome.
strive to be the teacher they want to be:
you can work to better align your values and practice.
can apply for a salary upgrade!
completion of this program qualifies you for a salary upgrade from TQS category 4 to 5, 5 to 5+ or 6 to 6+ in districts with that category.
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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.