Alumni Profiles

By the end of 2018, the Professional Qualification Program (PQP) had developed over 190 teachers. PQP students must be determined and highly motivated to complete the requirements of teacher certification, and the Faculty of Education at SFU is proud to support foreign-trained teachers as they pursue their BC teaching certificate.

Are you a PQP alumni interested in sharing your story? Please contact the Faculty of Education Communications office. We'd love to hear from you!

From left: Jaimie Bin Li's daughter, Catherine, Jaimie, Georgia Nieken, Principal.

Jaimie Bin Li successfully completed the Professional Qualification Program (PQP) in 2010 and is currently a Grade 1 teacher at Forest Grove Elementary School in Burnaby, BC. Jaimie shares her journey from working as a Mandarin teacher in her home country of China to BC teacher certification. Read more...

Jaspal with her class building a snow castle with her Grade 5 students.

Jaspal Gill moved to Canada in 2011 and completed PQP in 2014. She is now employed as a Grade 5 teacher at Strawberry Hill Elementary school in Surrey. Jaspal's story highlights how goal setting, hard work, and dedication are essential to success in the PQP. Read more...