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

Courses open for registration

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 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 Program in Studies and Practice 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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La Maison Française

La Maison Française is an intensive, non-credit, summer 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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Teaching English as a Foreign Language - PDC

The PDC in TEFL is an online non-credit professional development certificate that focuses on the ability of 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, complemented by nine weeks of facilitated online learning when international teachers return to their own country.
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Teaching French Immersion

This program is designed for in-service and pre-service teachers interested in teaching French Immersion. You'll learn the theory and practice behind teaching French immersion and learn the linguistic, cultural and attitudinal tools to move ahead in your profession.
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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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Kim Carver, Program Assistant
Tel 250-721-8944
Email teacherprod@uvic.ca
Alison Brophey, Program Coordinator
Tel 250-721-7860
Email cacecoord@uvic.ca