Workshops & Institutes

Professional Development for Educators

Specialized institutes, workshops and short-courses are developed in collaboration with Faculty of Education departments and centres.

Discover your program!

To help with your planning, subscribe to our Pro-D Newsletter where you’ll be informed each month of new programs and courses for teachers. Or, keep an eye on this page for new program listings!
2017 Alumni’s Choice – Teaching to Diversity

UDL & The New BC Curriculum

Additional Language Teaching & Learning

Theory and Practice of Teaching English as an Additional Language

Agriculture in the Classroom

Integrating agricultural literacy and sustainability into classrooms

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mental Health

UBC Summer Scholar - Jonathan Weiss, PhD

Bringing Mental Health to Schools

a curriculum resource for grades 8 through 10

Critical Inquiry in Health Education

Health education in the context of physical education

Critical Multiculturalism: Empowering Teachers, Transforming Schools

David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education Course

Designing Inclusive Assessment

Developing Assessment tools for BC's Renewed Curriculum

Innovations in Physical Education

Re-evaluate the content of your PE curriculum

Institut de Français, UBC à Québec

French Immersion in the heart of Quebec City during the Quebec Summer Festival!

Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education

MOOC? a Massive Open Online Course

smartEducation: Developing a Pedagogy of Well-Being

smartEducation: stress management and resiliency techniques for educators

Summer Institute in Education @ UBC-O

Imagination, Creativity, and Connections

Supporting Aboriginal Families of Young Children with Disabilities

Respect, Healing, Dignity and Care

Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners in the K-12 Mainstream

TESL Certificate Summer Program

Joint UBC & Ritsumeikan Program (3 courses)

Next Steps & FAQs

To register in courses offered for credit you must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education, Vancouver campus, or to apply for re-admission if you were previously a student here.

Some programs listed are offered by UBC-Okanagan Faculty of Education. For information on these programs contact Karen Ragoonaden, Summer Institute in Education Coordinator, UBC-O Faculty of Education.

Some UBC courses offer non-credit registration to enable practicing professionals to participate in programs without applying for admission, or re-admission, to UBC.

For participants wishing to register as a non-credit participant for any course or program, we recommend you review the Non-Credit Registration FAQs.


For current tuition information please refer to the UBC Calendar.

Non-Credit Fees

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

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 |

If you are registering for non-credit, please ensure you enter your Tuition Fee Certificate information as requested on the non-credit registration form.

Need Accommodation?

If you are planning to attend an on-campus summer institute and are interested in accommodation options, visit these two sites:

Note that on-campus accommodations fill quickly, and early booking is recommended.

Many of our summer programs are offered annually. Review the archived summer calendars here.

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