We invite you to join us for free, one-hour online interactive and experiential ‘Snap Shot’ sessions that introduce principles and practical strategies explored in the following Advanced Professional Studies, Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) specialized theme program areas currently being promoted for Spring 2022.

Sessions are designed for individuals interested in learning more about these specialized themes, as well as GDE programming.

These sessions, which will be led by the Faculty of Education’s experienced GDE instructional team, are an opportunity to engage in introductory practical, pedagogical, and theoretical principles included in our Spring 2022 GDE programs. Each session will be participatory and include dialogue and reflection.

Spring 2022 Programs:

Date Time Theme Host
Wed, Oct 6, 2021 3:30 – 4:30 PM (PT) Inclusive Education
Inclusive Education: Communities of Belonging 
Ann Pimentel, Advanced Professional Studies Faculty Associate
Thu, Oct 21, 2021 3:30 – 4:30 PM (PT) Inclusion, interaction et connexion en classe de français Monica Tang, Advanced Professional Studies Faculty Associate
Wed, Oct 27, 2021 3:30 – 4:30 PM (PT) Language, Literacy and Learning in the Early Years Sarah Wong, Advanced Professional Studies Faculty Associate

You must RSVP to receive the meeting link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event.

For more information on Graduate Diploma in Education programs, please visit:

We hope you’ll join us for one or all of the Sampler Series sessions!

At a Glance

Benefits: Opportunity for TQS Upgrade
Classes held in hosting School District or online
Use units (credits) from GDE to apply for 1 year MEd EP
Format/Length: 2 years (6 terms)
Evening or weekend classes (mid-Sept through early-June) and 2 weeks in July or August
Units: 30
Admission Requirements: Undergraduate degree CGPA of 2.5, British Columbia Teaching Certificate
Tuition 2021/22*: $326.69/unit
(Students register for 5 units per term)

*Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.

Our Programs Offer

  • Extended professional development focusing on inquiry and professional questions of interest
  • Themed exploration of current theories and principles within content-specific and interdisciplinary learning
  • Combination of coursework and field studies throughout the program
  • A collaborative learning community (cohort) of 20-30 teacher learners
  • Ongoing support of a mentor and mentor group of 6-9 teacher learners
  • Optional opportunity to apply diploma credits to a Master of Education in Educational Practice (Note: acceptance into the MEd EP is not guaranteed)

SFU acknowledges the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm) Nations, on whose lands the Burnaby campus resides.