PROFESSIONAL LINKING PROGRAM

Overview

The Professional Linking Program (PLP) is a flexible teacher education program that enables working paraprofessionals — student support workers, para-educators (e.g., education assistants, child and youth care workers, counselors, settlement workers), independent schools educators, Francophone teachers working with letters of permission — to become certified as teachers in British Columbia.

The PLP is unique in that it enables participants to pursue certification while continuing to work in their current roles, except for the long practicum semester. 

PROGRAM DETAILS: 

  • Length: 16 months (4 semesters)
  • Location: SFU Burnaby and Surrey campuses
  • Tuition: Approx. $12,000 plus books (see student fees
  • Next Intake: January 2023
  • Applications Open: October 1, 2021
  • Applications Close: January 15, 2022

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