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Graduate Diploma Programs

The Faculty of Education Graduate Diploma Programs are outstanding choices for several key reasons:

  • select from three high demand program options:
    • New from July 2023 - Literacy, Language, and Learning
    • Inclusive Education (Special Education)
    • Online Learning and Teaching (intake suspended for 2024)
  • each program includes the option to apply to a VIU MEd degree program with advanced standing
  • each program is committed to student success and developing leaders with expertise in their respective fields
  • the high quality practical programs are tailored to the needs of in-service, working professionals
  • exceptional faculty with real world expertise
  • smaller, mostly cohort based learning environments

Graduate Diploma Program Options

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Vancouver Island University Graduate Students

Our Graduate Program Options

Inclusive Education Graduate Diploma (IEGD)

A Post Degree Program designed for BC certified teachers planning to increase their understanding of diverse student needs in the classroom. This graduate program provides educators with preparation for positions in school-based student support services. Offered both as an in-person program as well as online, you are able to apply any time as intake is ongoing.

Online Learning & Teaching Diploma (OLTD)

A Post Degree Program for educators in BC and beyond providing a solid foundation in the pedagogical and technical expertise required to leverage technology for effective teaching and learning. Areas of study include social networking, cloud computing, open educational resources, online communication, mobile learning and gaming, and emergent technologies.

The VIU Difference: Why Students Choose VIU's Post-Degree Diploma Programs

Both the IEGD and OLTD diploma programs reflect VIU's commitment to providing post-graduate programs for educators that are current, relevant, and meet practical needs expressed by the field. Central to these two programs is the personal attention and commitment to student success for which VIU's Faculty of Education is well known.

Both programs offer top-notch academically passionate faculty with expertise and experience in their educational fields. Unlike other universities, the knowledge and experience of VIU's professors is not strictly academic. VIU's Faculty of Education has a commitment to hiring professors who have K-12 experience. Our faculty have been in the field as school counsellors, teachers, and administrators-and can speak as both academics and practitioners. This gives our programs a distinct edge over other programs.