The Professional Development Program (PDP) is a full-time, 16-month, post-degree teacher education program offered by SFU's Faculty of Education. It is for anyone who wants to teach K - 12 and get their B.C. teaching certificate. Applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree in order to apply. If admitted, you may have the option of completing a Bachelor of Education as a second degree during the program — without adding extra time or cost. 

Useful links:

SFU Calendar
SFU Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests for pre-requisites

 

To be admitted into the Professional Development Program (Elementary Education) students require:

  1. A Bachelor's degree before starting the PDP. If you are interested in elementary education then a minimum 90 credit degree is required.
  2. A minimum of 76 credits before applying for the PDP. 
  3. A GPA of 2.5+ on the approximately last 60 credits of undergraduate coursework.
  4. Experience (volunteer or paid) working with children or youth at the age level you wish to teach.
  5. The following courses:
    • 2 English or French courses (minimum 6 units with 3 units of literature)
    • 1 Canadian History course
    • 1 Canadian Geography course
    • 1 Laboratory Science course
    • 1 Mathematics for teachers course (SFU's MATH 190 or equivalent)
  6. SFU literacy requirement
  7. SFU quantitative requirement

Please see the SFU website for a complete list of requirements. 

Students interested in completing SFU’s PDP program are advised to contact pps_admissions@sfu.ca or phone 778.782.3559.

This course planning outline is created by the Langara Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the student's responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated September 2022