Programs in Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Education offers a range of programs for studies in all faculties who are interested in learning more about the field of education. Opportunites range from selecting a single course elective to completing one of our many education minors.

Degrees

The Faculty of Education offers students the opportunity to complete a bachelors degree on campus or online; as a stand alone degree or as a pathway in one of our Teacher Education programs.

BEd

Bachelor of Education

The Bachelor of Education is designed for students who wish to become teachers by preparing their undergraduate coursework accordingly by selecting the appropriate majors and minors and then applying into the Professional Development Program (PDP).

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BEd 2nd Degree

Bachelor of Education as a Second Degree

The Bachelor of Education Second Degree allows studens who already possess a bachelor's degree and have been admitted to the Professional Development Program (PDP) or the Professional Linking Program (PLP) the unique opportunity to complete a BEd.

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BGS

Bachelor of General Studies (Education)

The Bachelor of General Studies in Education degree is specially designed with the non-specialist in mind. Students have the option of completing the General Education option, the Double Minor option or the Early Learning Specialization.

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BGS Online

Bachelor of General Studies (Education) Online

This version of the Bachelor of General Studies in Education will appeal to students who need more flexibility due to their work schedule, distance from campus, childcare, travel, and many other reasons.

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Minors

Counselling and Human Development

This minor combines theoretical, empirical and practical matters central to the understanding and practice of counselling and human development.

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Curriculum and Instruction

This minor provides theoretical and practical expertise in contemporary approaches to curriculum development and instructional design.

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Early Learning

This minor provides a focus for students wishing to work with children aged three through eight.

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Educational Psychology

This minor makes theoretical and experimental inquiries into how students learn from instruction, how they acquire and express  ...

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Elementary Generalist

This minor enables the student to explore a range of curriculum and teaching areas within the elementary school program ...

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Environmental Education

This minor develops teacher skills in environmental and outdoor education programs for K-12, wilderness outdoor recreation ...

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French Education

This minor enables students to explore contemporary second language teaching and learning theory and experientially ...

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International and Global Education

This minor explores an interdisciplinary, experientially based approach to international and global education so that learning experiences ...

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Learning and Development Disabilities

This minor enhances understanding of learning and developmental disabilities, and explores interdisciplinary approachs to health, education ...

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Physical Education

This minor program provides students in the professional development program with competence to teach physical education.

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Secondary Mathematics Education

This minor will interest pre-service teachers who are considering a career in teaching secondary mathematics.

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Secondary Teaching

This program enables the secondary PDP student to explore a range of curriculum and teaching areas specific to the secondary ...

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Note: If you are completing a minor on the BEd 2nd degree, download the handout below for more details.

Certificates

Literacy Instruction Certificate Program

This program offers basic accreditation in adult and community literacy education to prepare students to teach literacy skills to adult learners.

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Professional Practices Certificate Program

This certificate trains either foreign trained teachers or previously credentialed Canadian teachers by upgrading skills to current practices.

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French and Education Certificate Program

This program prepares students, who possess diverse qualifications and background, before they enter the French PDP or during their career as French teachers.

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Diplomas

Our post baccalaureate diplomas (PBDs) are popular with teachers wishing to upgrade or specialize. Students can begin their coursework towards a PBD in any semester; however, there are deadlines associated with applying to SFU as an undergraduate student and submitting your program proposal to Undergraduate Studies. Students are normally given five years to complete a PBD at SFU, as it may not be possible to complete a PBD in two or three semesters because not all courses are offered every semester.

PBD Program Proposal Deadlines

  • January 31st for Summer (May)
  • April 30th for Fall (September)
  • September 15th for Spring (January)

Download the PBD Proposal Form

* PBD handout January 2014.pdf
Updated: January 2014

PBD in Adult & Community Literacy Education

This program provides key competencies for educators and community workers who support the literacy and learning needs of adults and families ...

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PBD in Counselling and Human Development

This program provides a focused introduction to the core knowledge bases involved in couselling for students employed or seeking ...

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PBD in Early Learning

This PBD provides a focus for students wishing to work with children aged three through eight.

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PBD in Environmental Education

This program targets practicing teachers who want to assist students in developing a greater awareness and understanding of the environment ...

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PBD in French and Education

The Department of French and the Faculty of Education jointly offer this program comprising a set of courses for practising or future French teachers.

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PBD General

For students who hold a Bachelor's or advanced degree, this program allow the opportunity to design and pursue a program of ...

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PBD in Special Education

This program offers educators and healthcare professionals who work with children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to ...

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Other Programs

Information for Students Accepted into the Professional Development Program for September 2014