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.

The Faculty of Education also offers a Certificate in Special Education and a Diploma in Special Education.

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Courses open for registration
Courses open for registration

French Immersion Teacher Pro-D

French Immersion teachers in BC face unique challenges. The French Immersion Teacher Professional Development series transforms practice through workshops dedicated to the unique needs of in-service immersion teachers.
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October Teacher Pro-D Day

The University of Victoria is a great place for teachers to spend their professional development time. Join us on the province-wide October Pro-D Day for full and half-day workshop options that focus on relevant topics for teachers.
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Adult and Continuing Education

Become a certified training and development professional. Gain confidence as an instructor, group facilitator and curriculum developer in adult education. Entirely online and accredited by The Canadian Institute for Performance and Learning.
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Customized International Education Programs

Customized International Education Programs are designed to suit the schedules, interests and needs of educators coming from diverse teaching contexts around the world. These programs provide the opportunity for international educators to grow professionally through learning about a wide range of education-related topics from a Canadian point of view.
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French Immersion Teacher Mentorship

French Immersion teachers in BC face unique challenges. The French Immersion Teacher Mentorship program transforms practice through mentorship, to create a more engaged and confident workforce.
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French Language

Improve your language proficiency and gain a detailed knowledge of Francophone cultures in Canada and around the world. This non-credit diploma program is open to adults at all levels of proficiency.
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Intercultural Studies and Practice

The Diploma in Intercultural Studies and Practice (ISP) prepares students to play a productive and socially responsible role in an increasingly multicultural and diverse world. The program aims to develop social responsibility and a clearer understanding and awareness of the complex issues at play in a multicultural society.
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La Maison Française

La Maison Française is an intensive, non-credit, French immersion program that's offered virtually in the summer. It is open to Canadian and international students and is intended for learners 18 years and up, at all levels of proficiency, from total beginner to advanced.
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Teaching English as a Foreign Language – PDC

The PDC in TEFL is an online non-credit professional development certificate that focuses on guiding participants to develop their ability to teach more effectively in English.
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Teaching English as a Foreign Language – PSC

The PSC in TEFL is a non-credit professional specialization certificate traditionally offered as a three-week, immersive, summer session on campus at the University of Victoria, followed by nine weeks of facilitated online learning that can be completed once international teachers return to their own country.
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What It's Like Teaching English Abroad

Stephen Frampton, who has taught in Mexico, Myanmar and Morocco, discusses his experiences teaching English as a foreign language.

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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.

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Susy Torres, Program Assistant
Tel 250-721-6129
Email hspradmin@uvic.ca