PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (PDP)

Contact PDP Admissions

Phone: 778-782-3620
Fax: 778-782-5323
Email: pdp_admissions@sfu.ca
In person: Room 1010, Discovery 1, SFU Burnaby Campus

Do you want to be a teacher?

The Professional Development Program is designed to provide aspiring teachers with the opportunity to gradually explore the intricacies of the teaching profession through extended experiences working alongside practising K-12 teachers in schools and with teacher educators during coursework at Simon Fraser University. In addition to providing students with opportunities to plan and teach in classroom settings, field experiences provide students with exposure to sites of learning beyond the classroom and even outside of traditional school walls. The capstone experience results in student teachers assuming a full teaching timetable toward the end of their practicum placements.

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.

Program at a glance

  • Start Dates: Every September and January
  • Length: 1 year (3 terms)
  • Program Mode: Face-to-face and fulltime (Monday–Friday) only
  • Cost: Approximately $8900 (plus the cost of books) for 12 months (See here for international student fees)
  • Location: SFU Burnaby and Surrey campuses, and community sites in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

PDP Application Deadlines

  • September 2017 Start: 
  • January 15, 2017 
  • (online form now available)
  • January 2018 Start: 
  • May 15, 2017

Upcoming Information Sessions

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Room DISC1 3025, Discovery 1 Building, SFU Burnaby Campus

Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Room DISC1 3025, Discovery 1 Building, SFU Burnaby Campus

FRENCH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA), Cornerstone Building, Room 198C, SFU Burnaby Campus

Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA), Cornerstone Building, Room 198C, SFU Burnaby Campus