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 for each GDE in August, and no classes scheduled in July.

The GDE 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).

Program Listed by Term

Program Start Program Application Status
Fall 2022 Exploring Making: Art, Design and Technology in Education (Burnaby, Blended) Applications Open
Application Close: July 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Inclusive Education: Communities of Belonging (Online) Applications Open
Applications Close: July 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Indigenous Education: Wholistic Teachings and Transformative Pedagogies Applications Open
Applications Close: July 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Leadership et pratique innovante en éducation francophone en milieu minoritaire (CSF, en ligne) - Seulement les personnes du district scolaire d’accueil peuvent appliquer à ce programme. Application Open
Applications Close: July 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Teaching for Equity and Social Justice (Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, Blended) Applications Open
Applications Close: July 15, 2022

Missed an information session? Learn more about how a GDE program works by downloading the general GDE slides.  More specific information about an individual program can be found by visiting the program website and/or contacting the program's Faculty Associate.