Teacher Professional Development

Professional development for teachers and educators in the K-12 system.

Upgrading your skills and credentials while working as an educator can be challenging. That’s why Continuing Studies at UVic offers a range of professional development opportunities to meet your needs.

Teacher pro-d workshops

Our workshops and institutes will help you strengthen your knowledge and skills in a particular area: music, environmental issues, health and more.

Teacher pro-d courses

We offer several credit and non-credit courses—many available online—in partnership with UVic’s Faculty of Education. Summer face-to-face courses are also offered on campus.

Certificate programs

For those looking for further credentials, we offer certificate programs in teaching French Immersion and English as a Foreign Language.

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Diploma in Intercultural Education

The Diploma Program in Intercultural Education prepares students to play a productive and socially responsible role in an increasingly multicultural and diverse world. Students will develop skills to support all aspects of cultural diversity, inclusion and social change in their community, their workplace and around the world.
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Professional Specialization Certificate in Teaching French Immersion

This program gives you the methodological knowledge and French language fluency necessary to be a highly effective teacher in the French Immersion environment. The program is open to in-service and pre-service teachers in British Columbia and beyond. All courses are taught in French and their content is based on the BC curriculum.
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Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education

As someone who helps adults learn, you have the opportunity to encourage and model lifelong learning. The University of Victoria's Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE) is an exciting, award-winning professional development program that can help you increase your confidence and enhance your effectiveness as a facilitator, instructional designer, curriculum developer or program planner.
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Professional Specialization Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

The PSC in TEFL is a non-credit professional development certificate traditionally offered as a three-week immersive summer session on campus at the University of Victoria, complemented by nine weeks of facilitated online learning when international teachers return to their own country.
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French Language Diploma Program

This non-credit diploma program is open to adults at all levels of proficiency. It features five levels, each level taking a full academic year (fall and spring term) to complete. As participants can enter the program at any level, based on an initial level assessment, the program can be completed in one to five years.
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La Maison Française

La Maison Française (LMF) is an intensive non-credit French immersion program. It is open to local and international students and is intended for adults 19 years and up, at all levels of proficiency, from total beginner to advanced.
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Customized TESOL programs

The customized TESOL program is designed for EFL teaching professionals who are non-native speakers of English.
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Danielle Hall

After six years of university—never mind the 13 years I spent as a French immersion student in the Saanich school district—I had completed my teaching certificate and was starting the career I had dreamed of. I knew I was fully equipped to teach students at the elementary level, but when I thought of teaching students in the French immersion program, something was missing. I had no doubts that I could effectively teach them all that they needed to know and that they would move along in the French immersion program just as I had. After a short while, I realized that it was the methodology of teaching French immersion students that I wanted to learn more about.

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Alison Brophey, Program Coordinator
Tel 250-721-7860
Email abrophey@uvic.ca
Andrea Feary, Program Assistant
Tel 250-721-8944
Email teacherprod@uvic.ca