Programs of Study


Our wide-ranging undergraduate, teacher education, professional studies and graduate programs support students throughout their academic and professional careers, while celebrating diversity and encouraging personal growth. Often, our students continue to study with the Faculty throughout their careers.


The following program areas, each with its own education structure, have evolved to meet the interests of students today and the needs of tomorrow.


Whether you're an aspiring teacher or curious about educational theories and practices, our programs offer the flexibility to explore disciplines and subjects through an education lens and pursue pathways beyond traditional teaching careers. Whatever your journey, when you study here, you’re part of an inclusive learning community that sparks personal growth and self-discovery and opens you to a world of possibilities.


For teachers and paraprofessionals seeking meaningful professional growth, our graduate and post-baccalaureate diploma programs offer opportunities to upgrade, specialize and advance your teaching practice. Here, you’ll find diverse areas of study that align your unique interests and values, improve your practice through reflective inquiry and build professional connections in a welcoming and inclusive community.


Do you yearn to inspire your own students? If you are planning to become a K-12 teacher in BC, our programs allow you to explore unique pathways at any career stage. Here you’ll have the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners and faculty, and explore strategies for supporting diversity and inclusivity. You will also be part of a professional community that will teach the next generation.


Are you ready to immerse yourself into specialized areas of study? Our graduate programs allow you to work with award-winning researchers that are dedicated to advancing teaching practices and learning experiences in response to community needs. Our customized programs prepare students for academic and professional careers that meet the needs of educators and leaders. Here, you’ll be part of a dedicated, diverse community that puts personal inquiry into practice.

Where to start? and where to go?

Use our interactive guide to explore programs that fit your interests and goals.

"Studying at SFU allows me to pursue my career while accessing a world-class education."

Hannah Celinski, ETAP Student


Join us for an upcoming information session to learn more about our programs, faculty and student experience.


For general program inquiries, contact a Faculty of Education program office by visiting our directory.