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About Post-Baccalaureate Programs

The Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (15 credits) and Post-Baccalaureate Diploma (30 credits) provide professional development opportunities for educators and respond to the needs of schools and districts for education specialists. These are post-degree professional programs designed to complement post-secondary education that has already been achieved. These programs do not carry credit toward certification to teach in public schools in British Columbia.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate/Diploma programs requires a bachelor's degree, teacher's certification, or permission of the Dean of Education. Students wishing to enrol in individual courses but who are not in a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate or Diploma program require third-year standing as well as permission of the Dean of Education.

Advanced Standing and Transfer Credit

Courses permitted for advanced standing or transfer credit must be senior-level university coursework, and must be conceptually consistent with the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate/Diploma specialization. Transfer courses require approval from the Specialization Program Coordinator and the Dean of Education. A maximum of 6 credits of coursework may be transferred toward the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate. A maximum of 12 credits of coursework may be transferred toward the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma. Transfer courses must not have been used for credit toward other certificates, diplomas, or degrees.

Program Structure

To respond to professional schedules, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate/Diploma courses are normally offered as Saturday sessions (during winter terms) and also as regularly scheduled summer session courses. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is awarded after the completion of 15 credits. The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma is awarded after the completion of 30 credits. Students may complete the courses as available in sequence, or take the required number of courses within a six-year maximum period.

Note: Some courses may require pre-requisites.

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