This certificate trains either foreign trained teachers or previously credentialed Canadian teachers by upgrading skills to current practices.
By completion of appropriate education courses and opportunities for guided practice, the student will: learn contextual perspectives on teaching in BC; become acquainted with contemporary school practices; and develop practical skills to the Teacher Regulation Branch standards.
Students must be admitted to the Professional Qualification Program or HEART teacher education module to qualify for the certificate.
Minimum Grade Requirement
Students must achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average, calculated on all Simon Fraser University courses applied to the program, with the exception that duplicate courses are counted only once.
Students choose one of the following two options.
Professional Qualification Program
Helping Expand Access for Returning Teachers Program (HEART)
In addition, students complete an additional three upper division EDUC courses (12 units).
Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit
- At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
- At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.