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 achieve their BC teaching certificate and teach grades K - 12. 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 extra time or cost).

 Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

SFU Program Requirements
SFU Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests


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 last 60 credits (approximately) of undergraduate coursework.

  3. Experience (volunteer or paid) working with children or youth at the age level they wish to teach.

  4. 2 English or French courses (minimum 6 units with 3 units of literature)
  5. 1 major or 2 minors in teachable subjects
  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 July 2023