Professional Development Program (PDP) in Elementary Education, Faculty of Education, SFU

The Professional Development Program (PDP) is the teacher training program at SFU.

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

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

  • Students are eligible to apply to the Elementary level PDP if they have 76 to 120 credits, including the requirements listed below. However, a three-year Bachelor's degree (90 credits) is required prior to entering the PDP program. SFU requires a GPA of 2.5+ on the last 60 credits.
  • Please note that students who enter and complete the PDP without having completed a degree first will be recommended to the Teacher Regulation Branch to receive a Conditional Certificate. They will then have 5 years to complete their degree. Upon completion of a degree, students will be upgraded to a Professional Certificate.
  • Students applying to Education should have volunteer or work experience with young people, especially in the age range they wish to teach.
  • Elementary applicants are recommended to have education, fine arts, performing arts and kinesiology courses.
  • Students who have taken courses not listed below can contact SFU’s Faculty of Education office to see if coursework will be accepted.
  • Students interested in completing SFU’s PDP program are advised to contact

Students should refer directly to SFU's Chart of Acceptable Courses (COAC) for an up-to-date Langara-to-SFU course transfer list.

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College 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 June 2021