Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE)

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).

Suggest a Graduate Diploma Program

Generally, graduate diploma programs are designed in collaboration with a school district. However, if there is considerable interest in a particular program, we can work with the district to begin the initial consultation and development process.

To make your suggestion, please complete the form. All suggestions will be received by our Academic Coordinator. You can expect a response to your suggestion within 2-3 business days.  

To see what programs are currently being offered, please visit our Program Offerings page.