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).
Program Listed by Term
|Program Start||Program||Application Status
|Summer 2021||Inclusive Education (Delivered Online)||Application Deadline: March 19, 2021|
|Summer 2021||Inquiry and Learning in the Early Years (Delivered Online)||Application Deadline: March 19, 2021|
|Summer 2021||Place & Nature-based Experiential Learning (Delivered Online)||Application Deadline: March 19, 2021|
|Fall 2021||Inclusion, interaction et connexion en classe de français (en ligne)
Inclusion, Interaction and Connection in the French Classroom (Online)
|Fin des admissions : 23 juillet 2021
Application Deadline: July 23, 2021
|Fall 2021||Inclusive Education (Sea to Sky - Delivered Online)||Application Deadline: July 23, 2021|
|Fall 2021||Language, Literacy and Learning in the Early Years (Surrey)||Application Deadline: July 23, 2021|
|Fall 2021||Social Emotional Well-being and Wholistic Trauma-sensitive Practices (Delivered Online)||Application Deadline: July 23, 2021|
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.