Teaching for Social Justice (Surrey) - Fall 2020


This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) program has been developed in partnership with School District #36, Surrey, for educators interested in deepening your pedagogical understanding of identity, belonging, social justice and equity while engaging in sustained reflective inquiry.

  • Teacher inquiry and reflective practice
  • Identity, belonging and inclusion (personal and social competencies)
  • Identity and difference
  • Equity issues in education
  • Systemic nature of oppression
  • Indigenous and holistic education
  • Critical multiculturalism
  • Pedagogies that support teaching for social justice
  • Integrating global perspectives into the classroom
  • Assessment to support the learning of all students in multiple sociocultural contexts
  • Engaging with Indigenous and holistic approaches to teaching and learning (First Peoples Principles of Learning)
  • Community learning, mentoring and leading

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: K-12 teachers
  • Start Term: Fall 2020 (Sep)
  • End Term: Summer 2022 (May)
  • Application Status: Closed
  • 2020/21 Tuition*: $320.28/unit
    (Students register for 5 units per term)
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.


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