Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE)
The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) programs are designed in collaboration with BC school districts for educators whose primary focus is school-based practice. The GDE provides educators with the opportunity to engage in focused, sustained, reflective inquiry into their practice within a 2-year cohort model.
Classes run in all terms of the academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer) during the 2-year program. There is a one-week Summer Institute in August and no classes in July.
Due to current Health and Safety protocols, the Spring 2021 term will be conducted online, through both synchronous and asynchronous methods. Courses will embody the program's core foundations of relationship building, inquiry and collaborative learning.
The Graduate Diploma in Education can also be used for TQS Category Advancement.
Students can apply to use credits from a completed GDE program towards a Master of Education in Educational Practice (additional one year program).
At a Glance
|Opportunity for TQS Upgrade
Classes held in hosting School District
Use units (credits) from GDE to apply for 1 year MEd EP
|Format/Length:||2 years (6 terms)
Evening or weekend classes (mid-Sept through early-June) and 2 weeks in July or August
|Admission Requirements:||Undergraduate degree CGPA of 2.5, British Columbia Teaching Certificate|
(Students register for 5 units per term)
*Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.
Our Programs Offer
For inquiries, please contact:
Dr. Paula Rosehart Associate Director, Advanced Professional Studies