find your path to a life of learning
Are you in the process of choosing your path forward? Maybe you’re an aspiring teacher, or dream of a career change? Or maybe you’re an in-service teacher who’s ready for more? No matter where you are on your journey, when you study here you have the freedom to explore your interests and find your “why.”
Our wide-ranging undergraduate, teacher education, professional studies and graduate programs are designed to encourage transformative life-long learning and spark personal and professional growth. Here you’ll be part of an inclusive, collaborative learning community that includes faculty, experts, researchers and peers – a community that personifies the values of equity, Indigeneity and inquiry.
INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY, DIVERSE PATHWAYS, INDIGENOUS-FIRST APPROACH
We embrace inclusivity, equality and Indigeneity in everything we do, and develop new ways of thinking, teaching and learning. We build and nurture connections with diverse communities to improve the learning experience for all students and encourage learners to envision and follow their own path. The Faculty of Education offers a diverse range of Indigenous programs and courses, and provides a number of on-campus resources, funding and financial support services to help you on your educational journey. We are here when you need us.
INNOVATIVE LEARNING & LEADING RESEARCH
SFU’s Faculty of Education is an inclusive, welcoming community of students, practitioners and researchers committed to advancing the field of education through scholarly inquiry and community engagement. We encourage and embolden the learning and research that will shape the future of education.
Students come to SFU from all over the world. We have a variety of specialized services to help international students transition to studying in Canada, so you can succeed academically and enjoy everything the SFU community has to offer.
Where to start? and where to go?
Use our interactive guide to explore programs that fit your interests and goals.
"I'm very interested in issues such as international education, intercultural communication, intercultural sensitivity, and identity issues in language learning."
When it came time to apply for university, undergraduate student Emerly Liu knew SFU was the right place for her. But she didn’t anticipate just how rewarding the experience would be.
"I miss the environment. I can study quietly in the library without disturbance. I enjoy being on the Burnaby mountain campus."
As a community-engaged faculty, we build and nurture connections with diverse communities to improve the learning experience for students and understand the community issues that drive research and innovation.
Our multi-campus model offers the flexibility for aspiring and in-service teachers to explore our programs in the communities where they live and work. This empowers learners to pursue their educational goals here and now so they can reach them sooner.
Simon Fraser University respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories our three campuses reside.
Perched atop Burnaby Mountain, Simon Fraser University's original Arthur Erickson-designed campus now includes more than three dozen academic buildings and is flanked by UniverCity, a flourishing sustainable residential community.
Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus is a vibrant community hub located in the heart of one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. Close to the Surrey Central transit station, the dramatic Bing Thom-designed campus is conveniently situated between Metro Vancouver and communities south of the Fraser River.
Described by the Vancouver Sun as the "intellectual heart of the city," Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus transformed the landscape of urban education in downtown Vancouver. The campus is comprised of multiple facilities clustered in the core of one of the world’s most liveable cities.
We are intrinsically linked with communities close to home and around the world and have built connections with learners and leaders in 49 different countries. Each community that we work with challenges and inspires us to explore new ways to learn.
LEARNING DESIGNED FOR WHEREVER YOU ARE
Through our online hub, students have access to a growing number of high-quality, intentionally designed online learning experiences that leverage new platforms, perspectives and technologies. It’s how we’re reimagining what’s possible for online education, in theory and practice.
Questions? We’re here to help guide your journey with the Faculty of Education.
For general inquiries, contact the Faculty of Education office.
For individual program admissions questions and advising, find your program advisor in our directory.