Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Education - Graduate Diploma in Education

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The Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) addresses the inquiry skills fundamental to quality professional thinking and action. Specifically, the GDE curriculum is designed to improve professional problem solving and decision-making processes at the individual, team, program, classroom and organizational levels. Currently in Education, as in other professions, there is an emphasis on evidence-informed decision making. Inquiry practices are the processes used to guide such an approach.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for students entering the diploma program are consistent with those set by the School of Graduate Studies and will include:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a recognized university
  • Graduation with a B- graduating average or higher (70% graduating average or a ranking in the top third of the graduating class where number grades are not available)
  • Under exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to highly motivated individuals with relevant field experience who do not meet the B- requirement
  • A statement of interest in the program will be required in order to ensure alignment of the applicant’s academic background, work experience, and career aspirations with the objectives of the program.
  • Applicants whose native languages do not include English must obtain a passing score in one of the accepted tests of English language proficiency. Information can be found  in the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies here: International Students.