Educational Practice EdD


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants must meet SFU doctoral admissions requirements.

  1. One of the following:
    a) A master's degree from a recognized university, demonstrating strong academic performance, or the equivalent, or

    b) A bachelor's degree, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5/4.33 or a grade point average of at least 3.67/4.33(A-) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses from a recognized university, or

    c) Completion of at least 75% of the course work units required for the relevant department's master's program, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5. All graduate courses, whether completed at SFU or another university, shall be considered in the calculation.

  2. Submitted evidence that the applicant is capable of undertaking substantial original research. This is usually judged from letters of reference from qualified referees, and the completion of a master's thesis or other scholarly work (writing sample).

  3. Several years of exemplary and varied educational and professional experience.

Of particular value will be evidence that candidates have a background in reflective practice and/or practitioner inquiry and have an interest in practitioner-leadership, group facilitation, and/or community engagement, (i.e. roles such as head teacher, district helping teacher, mentor, inquiry group leader, workshop facilitator, community liaison) and are also judged by their peers to be capable of developing or deepening such capacities. Applicants must be engaged in a professional practice during the program.

Students whose native language is not English may be required to satisfy the University and the graduate program committee as to their capability in English. Academic equivalency by country.

Frequently Asked Admission Questions on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.


  • Location: SFU Surrey
  • Start Term: Fall 2015
  • Apply from: Nov. 15, 2014
  • Apply by: Mar. 15, 2015
  • Tuition 2015/16: $4612.10/term

Admissions Contacts:

For admissions/course registration, contact the Program Assistant (; 778-782-8099). If the Program Assistant is unavailable, please contact other staff in the Surrey Graduate Programs office.

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