Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Post-Graduate Certificates for BC Teachers

Session Dates Deadline Status
Summer 2018 Jun 25, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018 Jun 22, 2018 Open
Late Summer 2018 Aug 07, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018 Jul 27, 2018 Open
Fall 2018 Oct 01, 2018 - Dec 07, 2018 Sep 14, 2018 Open
Fall/Winter 2018 Nov 12, 2018 - Feb 15, 2019 Oct 26, 2018 Open
Winter 2019 Jan 28, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019 Jan 11, 2019 Open
Late Winter 2019 Feb 25, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 Feb 08, 2019 Open

Post-Graduate Certificates for BC Teachers

To support BC teachers in their desire to provide their students with enriched learning experiences, Queen’s Continuing Teacher Education has created five BC TQS-approved post-graduate certificates. Our certificate programs are founded on current research-driven theory and on the specific challenges BC teachers face in their classrooms. Our courses are developed and taught by experienced BC teachers, and they reflect BC Ministry of Education policy and curriculum.

We currently offer post-graduate certificates in the following areas (click to learn more):

Want to learn more? See our BC FAQs

Advanced Standing in the Professional Master of Education Degree Program

Applicants to the Professional Master of Education (PME) degree program qualify for advanced standing in PME 800 (Self-Regulated Learning) and/or PME 811 (Innovation in Teaching and Learning) if they have successfully completed post-graduate certificates through CTE at Queen's.

The following BC post-grad certificates are eligible:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • English Language Learners
  • Mathematics Education
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Librarian

To be considered for advanced standing, submit a written request with your application to the PME program.

Click here to download the application letter to be submitted with you PME application: BC PME Application Letter

Candidates completing the Queen’s Professional Master of Education (PME) may be exempted from the elective courses for the above mentioned Post-Grad certificates. You will be required to complete the three core, subject-specific courses of the certificate. If you are completing the PME with Queen’s, please contact the office at for more information. You will be required to provide us with your full name, student number, and anticipated end date to be eligible for this exemption.

Graduate Studies and Research Office
Room A106
Tel (613) 533-6206
Fax (613) 533-6057

Our Programs Are Made for BC Teachers

Our course packages are shaped around BC Ministry of Education curricula and taught by experienced BC teachers. That means your professional learning experience at Queen’s will be directly applicable to the challenges you face in your BC classroom.

Approved by the BC Teacher Qualification Service

Our certificate programs for BC teachers consist of five full-credit (6.0 credit-unit) post-graduate courses in education. Each successfully completed course is recorded on a Queen’s University transcript. Candidates who successfully complete the program will receive a post-graduate certificate from the Faculty of Education at Queen's.

The BC Teacher Qualification Service recognizes these Queen’s certificate programs as one-year post-graduate integrated programs in education. Completion of these course packages may qualify BC-certified teachers for a teaching category upgrade within the BC provincial framework. If a category upgrade is one of your considerations for pursuing a Queen’s post-graduate certificate, we recommend that you consult the BC Teacher Qualification Service before applying.

Online and Interactive

Queen’s Faculty of Education has been a leading provider of online professional development courses for teachers for more than 15 years. Our success is based on the overwhelmingly positive response of Ontario teachers to online professional development.

We recognize that dynamic online learning experience require meaningful interactions with instructors and other course candidates. At Queen’s, you will learn online with up to 15 education professionals from across British Columbia, sharing ideas and feedback. Readings, assignments, discussions, and a rich array of teaching resources are all available online to participants.

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