Professional Institutes

Professional Development for Educators

To assist all types of educators with their ongoing development, the UBC Faculty of Education offers a variety of short, intensive courses in a multitude of topic areas. These institutes are developed based on the needs addressed by both program alumni and school advisors, changes in the education landscape, as well as the expertise of our faculty members.

Fall Institutes 2021

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Decentering Whiteness

An anti-racism institute
6 online sessions
Starts October 27!
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Engaging All Learners in Secondary Schools

Interactive Webinar Series
Featuring leading BC educators!
Starts October 20

Winter Institutes 2022

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Elementary Physical & Health Education

Supporting School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy Dates: Jan 14 – Feb 4, 2022 Register by January 7!

Mental Health Literacy

We’ve held professional institutes on Mental Health Literacy in the past. If you’d be interested in attending one in the future, please fill out this form and we’ll contact you when our next offering is available!

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.

UBC-Okanagan Faculty of Education offers for credit (3) courses throughout July and August. For more information and to see the current course offerings, please visit

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:

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