PROFESSIONAL LINKING PROGRAM (PLP)

Contact PLP Admissions:

  • Phone: 778-782-8974
  • Email: spassist@sfu.ca
  • Fax: 778-782-8119

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the PLP, student teachers are recommended for a Teaching Certificate with the Teacher Regulation Branch of the BC Ministry of Education.

The PLP has 10 program goals that student teachers must satisfy in order to successfully complete their transition from student to teacher.

Optional: Bachelor of Education (BEd) as a second degree

With careful course and minor selection during the professional coursework semester of the PLP, student teachers have the option of completing a Bachelor of Education (BEd) as a second degree during the program.  

To do so, student teachers must have a Bachelor's degree from an approved institution and meet SFU's literacy and quantitative requirements. Student teachers must also:  

  • Take a minimum 15 upper division EDUC units during the EDUC 404 semester, including a Q course;
  • Meet the requirements of an Education minor within the 15 upper division EDUC units;

Although it is strictly optional, the BEd as a second degree is an internationally-recognized credential and a great option for student teachers who are considering teaching overseas. Completion of the BEd as a second degree does not affect the BC Teaching Certificate recommendation nor does it add any additional time or cost to complete the program.