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. If there is the possibility of some optional face-to-face components, we will inform applicants. 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 email@example.com with any questions.
*Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September. Fees paid per term, 3 terms per calendar year.
|Per Unit Tuition
(Students usually register for 5 units per term, 3 terms per calendar year)
|Graduate Student Activity||$37.58|
|Graduation (first 3 terms)||$12.00|
|Universal Transit Pass (UPass)**
**Only applicable for programs taking place in Metro Vancouver and students who live in Metro Vancouver.
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.