Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs may be offered online as well as in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Leadership.

Program Start Program Application Deadlines Notes
Fall 2017 Graduate Certificate in Imaginative Education, Online Applications Now Closed Program Delivery: Online

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Graduate Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction

The graduate certificate in Curriculum and Instruction is a professional credential signifying knowledge and ability in educational practice.

This program is for educators who wish to critically examine current educational theory, research and practice. Participants are encouraged to examine their own instructional practices in relation to research and theory.

The program requires 18 units of course work. As per graduate general regulation 1.7.6, students who successfully complete this certificate and are subsequently accepted into the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction program may apply 15 units from the certificate program toward completion of the M.Ed. program.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership

The graduate certificate in Educational Leadership is a professional credential signifying knowledge and ability in the management and administration of educational organizations.

This program is intended for current and prospective leaders in educational settings such as schools, colleges, and institutes for professional and vocational training. While the program is grounded both in research and in practice, it has a strong philosophical and conceptual orientation that prepares students to understand complex issues and problems in the workplace.

The certificate program requires 18 units of course work. As per graduate general regulation 1.7.6, students who successfully complete the certificate and are subsequently accepted into the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership program may apply 3 courses (15 units) from the certificate program toward completion of the M.Ed. program.

Graduate Certificate Programs may be delivered in person, online, or a blended combination of both in-person and online course delivery. 

The same cohort group of students study together in every course of a program and small group collaboration online is encouraged. Regular access to instructors and support personnel is available for each program.

For further information, contact Graduate Programs within the Faculty of Education at 778.782.8120 or cpmed@sfu.ca.