Home economics teachers are in high demand in BC and Canada. Whether you are a home economics teacher who wishes to further your specialization expertise, or you are a qualified teacher who wishes to add a specialization in home economics, the Home Economics Diploma in Education program can assist you.
The Diploma in Education is a 30 credit post-degree program designed to help teachers extend and deepen their knowledge of theory and pedagogy related to the teaching of home economics in schools. Teachers who complete their diploma may apply to the Teacher Qualification Service for a qualification upgrade.
Apply to take your Home Economics Diploma in Education by attending online or on-campus courses. Occasionally, the Home Economics Diploma is offered as an off-campus program.
- To apply for this option, use the Diploma, Certificate, Updaters, Unclassified & Visiting Students — Application Form
For elective course approval, please contact a Teacher Education Program Coordinator.
Specific advice about the program may also be obtained from Home Economics program coordinator,
Note: Five core courses are required (15 credits)
- EDCP 491 (3)* – Home Economics II – Secondary: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Pre requisite: EDCP 391. This requirement is waived for home economics diploma students who are qualified teachers.
- EDCP 492 (3)* – Special Study in Home Economics: Textile Studies
- EDCP 493 (3)* – Special Study in Home Economics: Foods Studies
- EDCP 494 (3)* – Special Study in Home Economics: Family Studies
- EDCP 498 (3)* – Curriculum Inquiry in Home Economics
This course replaces EDCP 495B
Choose five courses from this list (15 credits).
Pre-Approved courses in the Faculty of Education, UBC
Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy (EDCP)
- EDCP 325 (3) – Approaches to Health Education
- EDCP 326 (3) – Health Education: Curriculum & Instruction
- EDCP 327 (3) – Special Topics in Health Education
- EDCP 329 (3) – Agriculture in the Classroom
- EDCP 362B (3) – Assessment and Evaluation in Home Economics: Textile Studies
- EDCP 362E (3) – Assessment and Evaluation in Home Economics: Food Studies
- EDCP 390 – Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary and Middle School Home Economics
- EDCP 391 (3) – Curriculum and Pedagogy in Secondary Home Economics: Part I
- EDCP 392 (3) – Assessment and Evaluation in Textile Studies: Home Economics
- EDCP 495 (A,C,D, or E) (3)** – Special Topics in Home Economics Education
(One to four courses available; read the online description for each academic session, or term, in the UBC Course Calendar)
- EDCP 496 (3) – Global Education and Curriculum
- EDCP 497 (3) – Career Education & Curriculum
OR, choose electives from UBC faculties or other institutions.
Suggested Courses from Other Faculties/Institutions
- If you plan to complete courses outside of UBC at another university or at a college to transfer credits to your UBC Diploma in Education program, you need to obtain prior written approval (via email) from a Faculty of Education Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) before registering at another institution.
- Upon successful completion of the course, arrange for an official (sealed) transcript from the other institution to be sent directly to the Teacher Education Office (2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4). To be recognized as official, transcripts must be received in the original sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the university. Please do not send transcripts to UBC general Admissions.
It is the student’s responsibility to determine if and when pre-approved electives are offered. The examples in the list may not be offered or changed course names and numbers.
- Family Studies (e.g., FMST 314, 316)
- Sociology (e.g., SOCI 320, 342, 324, 364, 4301***, 415)
- Gender Studies (e.g., GRSJ 300***, 326)
- Theatre (e.g., THTR 356)
Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC
- Food, Nutrition and Health (e.g., FNH 340, 355, 402)
- Nutrition (e.g., NUTR 330, NUTR 331, NUTR 405)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University†
- Fashion Design and Technology (e.g., FSDP 9005, 9007, 9012, 9015)
- For more information: http://www.kpu.ca/design/fashion/credit-courses-teachers
Each of these courses will transfer as UBC EDCP 4th (3 credits)
- You are able to transfer a maximum of 12 credits non-UBC courses to your Diploma in HMED
Prior approval must be obtained (email@example.com) and official (sealed) transcripts must be sent upon successful completion to the Teacher Education Office directly: 2125 Main Mall, UBC, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
- Sociology (e.g., SOCI 4301 – formerly SOCI 430; 4311 – formerly SOCI 431††)
- Biological Science (e.g., BIOL 3431 – formerly BISC 399)
* Online course
** Only EDCP 498 is offered online. The others (A,C,D,E,F) are rarely offered.
*** May be offered online through UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology.
† Courses vary and are usually offered as one-week summer institutes.
†† These are distance education courses.
If you wish to complete a 30-credit UBC-conferred post-degree diploma, apply for admission in this category, and be sure to indicate the specific Diploma program you are applying to.
View the Application & Registration page for full details and instructions.
Tuition & Fees
Note that fees are subject to change by the University.
Tuition fees for Education Diploma (DEDU) programs are found in the UBC Calendar: Post-baccalaureate Tuition.
Tuition for courses applied toward a certificate will be charged on a per-credit basis. Current tuition fees are found in the UBC Calendar: Non-Degree Studies Tuition.
Student Assessed Fees
Certain additional fees apply to students who take courses on campus.
Students who meet certain requirements may opt out of the U-Pass and AMS Extended Health and Dental Plan, during the first two weeks of the term.
To see if you qualify for the U-Pass fee exemption, read the U-Pass FAQ information.
If you already have medical/dental coverage (other than BC MSP), you may be able to apply for an exemption if you meet certain requirements and follow the opt-out procedures. Visit the Student Service Centre (SSC) for more information.
Students registered in on-campus courses in the summer session are not assessed Health/Dental Plan fees.
Tuition Fee Certificates
Current UBC students may use Tuition Fee Certificates toward tuition or non-credit fees. The certificates do not cover the cost of course materials, texts, or other fees. Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement for more information: 604.822.2013 | firstname.lastname@example.org