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. While 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 when using this course planning worksheet:

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


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

  1. A Bachelor's degree (minimum 120 credit) before starting the PDP. 
  2. A GPA of 2.5+ on the (approximately) last 60 credits of undergraduate coursework.
  3. Demonstrable experience working with children or youth or helping others learn.
  4. SFU strongly recommends that you spend time observing or volunteering in B.C. secondary schools.
  5. The following courses:
  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 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