Admissions - Professional Development Program (PDP)

The Professional Development Program (PDP) at SFU is a full-time, three semester program that comprises twelve months of study. The program is made up of a combination of practicum experiences and professional coursework integral to the understanding of important educational ideas and their application to classroom practice. When teacher candidates successfully complete the program they are recommended to the Teacher Regulation Branch of the Ministry of Education to receive a BC Teaching Certificate.

PDP is offered in September and January.

Important PDP Notices

The deadline for the September 2014 intake has passed. Late applications will not be accepted.

The online application form for the January 2015 intake is now available on our 'How to Apply' page (Step 2). The deadline to apply online for the January 2015 intake is May 15, 2014; the deadline to submit all supporting documents is May 31, 2014. Late applications are not accepted.

Applicants to the September 2014 Intake:

In order to begin classes at SFU, you must also be accepted to SFU Undergraduate Admissions. The deadline to apply to SFU's Fall 2014 semester is April 30, 2014. Late applications to the university will not be accepted.

Note: All applicants must meet the academic and experiential requirements of the program


September Intake

January 15 of the same year

January Intake

May 15 of the previous year

PDP Information Sessions

We strongly encourage all prospective PDP applicants to attend a PDP Information Session prior to applying to the program. Information Sessions are held once a month. If you are unable to attend a session in person, a video is available online on our Information Sessions webpage.