Professional Programs is the teacher certification component in the Faculty of Education at SFU. Students can enroll in programs to complete their certification requirements for teaching in British Columbia. A teaching certificate from BC is acceptable in most countries around the world. Professional Programs offers a unique differentiated or complementary staffing model which teams tenure track Education Faculty with seconded, highly effective teachers selected from school districts throughout the province.
|The Professional Development Program (PDP) at SFU is a full-time, three semester program that comprises twelve months of study. The program is made up of a combination of practicum experiences and professional coursework integral to the understanding of important educational ideas and their application to classroom practice. >>
|The Professional Linking Program (PLP) is a teacher education program designed for working paraprofessionals, student support workers, para-educators (social workers, counselors, settlement workers), adult educators, independent teachers, and trades, technical and Francophone teachers operating on letters of permission. >>
|We recognize that teachers new to Canada require a particular kind of orientation to the philosophies and practices of education in our local schools. In addition, they need sustained opportunities to explore our public school culture. A goal of the Professional Qualification Program will be to assist in the adjustment and acculturation of these teachers to the BC school culture. >>
- Important Dates for 2013