Contact PDP Admissions

Phone: 778-782-3620
Fax: 778-782-5323
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

January 2018 Intake:        May 15, 2017 (open)

September 2017 Intake:   January 15, 2017 (closed)

Upcoming Information Sessions


Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Discovery 1 Building, Room DISC1 3025,  SFU Burnaby Campus

Registration is not required for this session

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Discovery 1 Building, Room DISC1 3025,  SFU Burnaby Campus

Please register for this session by emailing

Date: Monday, April 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Galleria 5, Room 5240,  SFU Surrey Campus

Please register for this session by emailing



Date:  Thursay, March 23, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA), Cornerstrone Building, Room 198C, Burnaby Campus


Online French session via BlueJeans

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4 pm

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