Professional Development Program
The Professional Development Program (PDP) has 10 program goals that student teachers must satisfy in order to successfully complete the 16-month program. Upon successful completion, student teachers are recommended by SFU for a Teaching Certificate with the Teacher Certification Branch of the BC Ministry of Education.
Optional: Bachelor of Education (BEd) as a second degree
With careful course and minor selection during the professional coursework semester (EDUC 404), student teachers have the option of completing a Bachelor of Education (BEd) as a second degree. The BEd can be completed during the program at no additional time or cost.
- Take a minimum 15 upper division EDUC units during the EDUC 404 semester, including a Q course;
- Meet the requirements of an Education minor within the 15 upper division EDUC units;
The BEd as a second degree is an internationally-recognized credential and a great option for student teachers who are considering teaching overseas. Completion of the BEd as a second degree is strictly optional and does not affect the BC Teaching Certificate recommendation in any way.