Professional Development for Educators
These specialized institutes, workshops and short-courses are developed in collaboration with Faculty of Education departments and centres. If you would like to discuss the possibility of developing an institute, workshop or short program, please contact Dr. Mark Edwards at 604.822.2013.
Visit the conference page to see a list of international conferences offered by UBC Faculty of Education.
2013 Summer Programs
Directions: Coming to Campus (Construction Updates)
- New UBC Students must apply for admission through the Teacher Education Office, UBC Vancouver.
- Previous UBC Students must apply for re-admission through the Teacher Education Office.
Using your campus wide login and password, register for the courses through the Student Service Centre.
Some programs listed may be offered by UBC-Okanagan Faculty of Education. For information on these programs contact Wendy Klassen, Associate Professor, UBC-O Faculty of Education.
For current tuition information please refer to the UBC Calendar.
Some programs offer non-credit registration, in which case the tuition fees will be posted on the program webpage.
All courses are subject to minimum enrollment requirements. If UBC cancels the course, course fees will be reimbursed. For student cancellations in credit courses the UBC policy will apply. For non-credit registrations, see the program webpage.
Tuition Fee Certificates
If you are a teacher and have a Tuition Fee Certificate, you can use the certificate to register in most of our courses. They may be applied to credit and non-credit registration, including summer institutes. The certificate only covers the cost of tuition, it does not cover the cost of course materials or any other fees. Most courses are 3-credits, so if your Tuition Fee Certificate is less than 3-credits you will need to pay the difference. For more information, contact Jeanette Hansen (604-822-2013).
All certificates are mailed, or delivered, to:
UBC Faculty of Education (PDCE)
1304 – 2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
If you are registering for non-credit, please register for your course through the online registration option and select “Tuition Fee Certificate” as your payment method, and then send or deliver your certificate to the address above.
If you are planning to attend an on-campus summer institute and are interested in accommodation options, visit these two sites:
- YouBC – accommodations page
- UBC Conferences & Accommodations (Toll-Free Reservations: 1-888-822-1030)
Note that on-campus accommodations fill quickly, and early booking is recommended.
What is the cost?
Non-credit tuition is determined per course, refer to the program page for the course you are interested in. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of full fees.
Methods of Payment:
We accept online payment in the form of:
- MasterCard, and
- Interac (debit cards from: Royal Bank, Scotiabank, CanadaTrust and Bank of Montreal only).
For some programs, we accept payment via cheque or money order (payable to “UBC” in Canadian dollars only). If this option is available for your program, you will see the pay later option on the payment screen. Please note that cheques must be received within 5 business days of your online registration in order to confirm your place in the course.
The deadline for non-credit registration is typically 5-weeks prior to the course start, although registration will remain open until the seats are full.
What is the Refund Policy:
- Course Cancellation: In the case of a course cancellation, UBC will issue a full refund.
- Participant Cancellation: Cancellations received in writing 4-weeks prior to the first day of the course will be refunded the amount paid less a $60 administration fee. There are no refunds for cancellations received after the 4-week deadline.
All N.S.F. cheques are subject to a $30.00 Administrative Fee.
How do I obtain a tax receipt for a non-credit course:
Tax receipts are only valid for students whose fees have not been reimbursed by an employer or other organization. For further information contact PDCE: firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-822-2013.
Does completion of a non-credit course qualify for academic credits toward a diploma or degree program?
No, non-credit courses cannot be transferred to a credit degree program.
If a course if offering both non-credit and credit registration, students are not permitted to change to credit status once the course has begun.
Where do I get parking or transit information for UBC Campus?
I’m a UBC employee. How can I access UBC PDCE courses?
Most UBC employee groups are eligible for tuition fee waivers that reimburse or offset the cost of most UBC PDCE courses. Find out more.
I am a teacher who has a tuition fee certificate. As a non-credit participant can the certificate be used to pay the institute fees?
Yes. The certificate only covers the institute fee. It does not cover the cost of course materials or any other fees. Please contact PDCE for further information.