We have a range of undergraduate programs for studies for all faculties interested in learning more about the field of education. Opportunites range from selecting a single course elective to completing one of our many education minors.
Students who wish to become teachers must prepare their undergraduate coursework accordingly by selecting the appropriate majors and minors and then applying into the professional development program (PDP). Normally the PDP year is either a fifth year of a B.Ed. degree or part of a second degree course sequence. (learn more).
* Education minors may have different requirements when being completed on a B.Ed. 2nd degree. Please see handout.
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Counselling and human development minor
Curriculum and instruction minor
Early learning minor
Educational psychology minor
Elementary generalist minor
Environmental education minor
French education minor
International and global education minor
Learning and development disabilities minor
Physical education minor
Secondary mathematics education minor
Secondary teaching minor
**If completing a minor on the BEd 2nd degree please see handout:
Our post baccalaureate diplomas (PBDs) are popular with teachers returning to upgrade or specialize. You can begin coursework towards your PBD in any semester; however, there are deadlines associated with applying to SFU as an undergraduate student and submitting your program proposal. Note: some or all courses have prerequisites (e.g. EDUC 220). These requirements must be met.
Students are normally given five years to complete a PBD at SFU. It may not be possible to complete a PBD in two or three semesters as not all courses are offered every semester.
Once you have completed your reactivation/readmission/admission to SFU you must submit a program proposal form directly to the undergraduate advisor:
Deadlines for submitting program proposals (must include copies of all non-SFU post-secondary transcripts).
January 31st for summer semester (May)
April 30th for fall semester (September)
September 30th for spring semester (January)
Post baccalaureate diploma (general)
Post baccalaureate diploma in counselling and human development
Post baccalaureate diploma in early learning
Post baccalaureate diploma in environmental education
Post baccalaureate diploma in French and education
Post baccalaureate diploma in special education
Post baccalaureate diploma with a focus on adult and community literacy education
Post baccalaureate diploma with a focus on urban arts (new program!)
If you have not been a student at SFU previously, you need to apply as an undergraduate student: http://students.sfu.ca/admission/requirements.html
Your first step, if you are a returning SFU student, is to complete the reactivation/readmission process: http://students.sfu.ca/admission/apply/index.html
Helping expand access for returning teachers practicum (HEART)
Professional development program (PDP teacher education)
Professional linking program (PLP teacher education)
Professional qualification certificate program (PQP recertification of teaching credentials)
Programmes en français à la Faculté d'éducation
Bachelor of education 2nd degree handout
Post baccalaureate proposal & application form
Certificate in literacy instruction handout
Post baccalaureate diploma with a focus on adult and community literacy education brochure
Undergraduate Programs brochure