The graduate certificate in education is a professional credential signifying knowledge and ability in educational practice. This program is for educators who wish to critically examine current educational theory, research and practice. Participants are encouraged to examine their own instructional practices in relation to research and theory.
As per Graduate General Regulation 1.7.7b, students who successfully complete this certificate and are subsequently accepted into a Master of Education (MEd), may apply up to 15 units from the certificate program toward completion of an MEd program.
Applicants must satisfy the University admission requirements as stated in Graduate General Regulations 1.3 in the SFU Calendar. In exceptional circumstances, applicants who do not meet these requirements may be considered if superior scholarly or professional achievement is demonstrated.
Admission is granted to a specific credential and to a particular program or specialization. Application information is available from the Faculty of Education.
This program requires a minimum of four graduate Education courses for a minimum of 12 units.
Students must complete four thematic Education (EDUC) graduate courses as specified by a Faculty of Education cognate area. Faculty of Education cognate areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
Arts Education, Counselling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology and Learning Design, Mathematics Education, and Teaching English as an Additional Language.
Students are expected to complete the program requirements within four terms.
Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations
All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled.