Inquiry-based Learning and the Reggio-Inspired Classroom, Burnaby


Program Prerequisites

The minimum requirements for admission to a Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) are:

1.  A Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 2.5;

2.  A British Columbia teaching certificate from a recognized teacher preparation program; *

3.  Submitted evidence that the applicant is capable of undertaking advanced work in the area of interest. This is usually judged based on letters of reference from qualified referees and a statement of interest.

* If you do not have a British Columbia teaching certificate issued by the BC Ministry of Education, Teacher Regulation Branch, please contact our office at


Admissions Contacts

For admissions/course registration, contact Siân Owen (; 778-782-4892).

  • Location: S.D. #41 Burnaby, BC
  • Suited for: Elementary teachers
  • Start Term: Fall 2017 (Sep)
  • End Term: Summer 2019 (Aug)
  • Apply: Applications now closed
  • 2017/18 Tuition: $301.80/unit
    (Students register for 5 units per term)


  • Siân Owen
    GDE Program Assistant
  • Gina Wong
    District Literacy and Assessment Teacher
    School District #39, Vancouver

Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.