Graduate Diploma in Education

Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) programs are designed in collaboration with British Columbia school districts for teachers whose primary focus is school-based practice. It provides the opportunity for teachers and teachers on call (TOC's) to engage in focused, sustained, reflective inquiry into their practice within a 2-year cohort model. The Graduate Diploma in Education offered by Field Programs in the Faculty of Education can also be used for TQS Category Advancement.

Program Themes

Each Graduate Diploma program is developed and offered around a specific theme.  Each theme's curriculum is developed in collaboration with school districts and consultation with Faculty of Education faculty members.

Arts Education

Early Learning

French Education

Samples of programs offered in the past

Inclusive Education

Indigenous Education

Leadership and Mentoring

Learning Theory

Language and Literacy

Maker Pedagogy


Restorative Justice

Samples of programs offered in the past


Other Themes