Language, Literacy and Learning in the Early Years (Surrey) - Fall 2021

OVERVIEW

This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) program, has been developed in partnership with School District #36, Surrey, for K–3 educators interested in deepening their understanding of early learning pedagogical practices, literacy, and holistic development of learners aged 4-8.

GDE programs are designed in collaboration with British Columbia school districts for educators whose primary focus is school-based practice within BC. This program focuses on British Columbia’s Ministry of Education curriculum and the Early Learning Framework and explores how to teach it using relational and inclusive pedagogies.

PROGRAM THEMES

  • Image of children as strong, capable and full of potential
  • Language and literacy across the curriculum
  • Living inquiries as pathways for exploration and learning
  • Intentional design of environment and materials
  • Supporting successful transitions across the primary years
  • Engaging with Indigenous and holistic approaches to teaching and learning
  • Fostering creativity, curiosity, experiential and participatory learning
  • Making learning visible and communicating learning through pedagogical documentation
  • Supporting young children through family, school and community relationships

This two-year, 30-unit program of study is for educators whose primary focus is school-based educational practice. It provides the opportunity to engage in focused, sustained reflective inquiry. Completion of the diploma allows educators to move from TQS category 4 to 5 or from category 5 to 5+.

  • Location: SD #36, Surrey
  • Suited for: Teachers, Grades K-3
  • Format: This GDE is currently scheduled as an in-person program. If the COVID-19 situation for Fall 2021 requires that the program delivery mode change to remote delivery, we will inform applicants as soon as any announcements are made by the university.
  • Classes: Wednesdays
  • Start Term: Fall 2021 (Sep)
  • End Term: Summer 2023 (Aug)
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  • Application Deadline: July 23, 2021 
  • 2021/22 Tuition*: $326.69/unit
    (Students register for 5 units per term)
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.

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