Graduate Diploma in Education
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 Summer 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).
GDE Tuition and Fees
Note: Specific programs may be ineligible for Government student loans and grants. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the student and the program meets the eligibility requirements. Please contact Financial Aid Services at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Tuition 2020/21*: $320.28 (per unit)
(Students usually register for 5 units per term)
*Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.
|Graduate Student Activity||$37.58|
|Graduation (first 3 terms)||$12.00|
|Universal Transit Pass (UPass)**
(Applicable only to students who live in, or whose program is based in, the Metro Vancouver area)
Extended Health/Dental – for information please go to www.studentcare.ca. If students have existing extended health and dental coverage, an opt out process is required if no further coverage is required.
On leave information (per unit students).
Tuition Fee Credits
Teachers who are supervising SFU student teachers may use their Tuition Fee Credits (TFCs) to offset the cost of a Graduate Diploma in Education program. For more information, please see the Tuition Fee Credits webpage.