If you're a working elementary or middle-school teacher, the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics and Science Teaching will help you get comfortable with the new mathematics curriculum, rediscover chemistry, biology, physics and earth science and connect with other teachers in a positive and friendly environment. You will also be eligible for TQS upgrading upon program completion.
The program provides practical, hands-on experience, including experimenting in chemistry labs, examining geological formations with a geologist and observing stars with an astronomer.
Courses focus on how ideas can be applied to your own classroom. Classes take place in evenings, on weekends and online.
This program is offered once every two years. The next intake is Fall 2020.
Applications are accepted to the start of the semester, but early qualified applicants are guaranteed a seat.
Complete ALL of:
MSTE 5110 - Teaching Biology and Earth Science (5)
MSTE 5120 - Teaching Chemistry and Physics (5)
MSTE 5130 - Teaching Mathematics (5)
Complete BOTH of:
MSTE 5220 - Contemporary Issues in Mathematics and Science Teaching (5)
MSTE 5230 Engaging Students in Mathematics and Science (5)
and ONE of:
MSTE 5210 - Mathematics and Science in Popular Culture (5)
MSTE 5320 - Further Topics in Science Teaching (5)
MSTE 5330 - Further Topics in Mathematics Teaching (5)
To enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics and Science Teaching, candidates must meet the following prerequisite conditions:
And must submit:
If you are a Category 4 teacher, British Columbia Teacher's Qualification Service (TQS) accepts the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics and Science Teaching as an "integrated" program which makes graduates of the Diploma eligible for a pay scale upgrade from category 4 to 5.
If you are a Category 5 teacher, British Columbia Teacher's Qualification Service (TQS) accepts the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics and Science Teaching as an "integrated" program which makes graduates of the diploma eligible for a pay scale upgrade from category 5 to 5+.;
NOTE: Some districts require approval of a Graduate Diploma Plan before starting your program. Check with your Human Resource department to see if this applies in your district.