Workshops & Institutes

Professional Development for Educators

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

To discuss the possibility of developing a customized institute, workshop, or short program, contact Dr. Mark Edwards at 604.822.2013.

 Discover your program!

Many programs are offered in the summer, with some fall and winter options too. 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 Peru Summer Institute

Ecology, Technology, and Indigeneity in the High Amazon

Aboriginal Education in Canada | EDUC 440

Responding to new curriculum developments.

Institut de Français, UBC à Québec

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

MOOC – Reconciliation through Indigenous Education

MOOC - Massive Open Online Course

Vancouver Summer Program

2017 Vancouver Summer Program

We offer many of our programs annually. You can read about last year’s adventures in our Media & Stories section, or review the archived summer calendars here.


For information on admission or re-admission, please contact Alya Zhukova (604-822-0165) in the Teacher Education Office. Download the application form here.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

From accommodation to sightseeing, everything you need is on campus. See for yourself!