Professional Development Program

Discover Your Inner Teacher

The Professional Development Program (PDP), is SFU's full-time, post-degree teacher education program.

Through the integration of theory and practice, the PDP prepares student teachers to enter the teaching profession by exploring important educational ideas and their application in the classroom.

Student teachers who successfully complete the PDP are recommended to the Teacher Regulation Branch of the BC Ministry of Education for a Teaching Certificate. There is also an option to complete a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) as a second degree during the program. 

Since 1965, the PDP has helped to develop over 20,000 teachers in British Columbia.

Program Details

  • Starts: Every September
  • Length: 16 months (4 semesters) - New in 2018
  • Location: SFU Burnaby and Surrey campuses
  • Tuition: Approximately $12,000 - See student fees
  • Next Intake: September 2018
  • Application Period: September 15, 2017 to January 31, 2018

PDP Admissions