To enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics and Science Teaching, candidates must meet the following prerequisite conditions:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
- Hold a Professional Teaching certificate from the BC Teachers' Council or be eligible to obtain such certification.
And must submit:
- A current curriculum vitae.
- One letter of reference, which should speak to the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced work in education. Examples of suitable references include a school or district administrator, district resource person or colleague who has done related post-degree work.
- A letter of intent that outlines:
- long and short-term career goals
- education background
- motivations for applying to the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program
- a description of current and short-term future teaching contexts that demonstrate access to teaching mathematics and/or science to students during the program.
Year 1 - Foundation and Content
Complete ALL of:
MSTE 5110 - Teaching Biology and Earth Science (5)
MSTE 5120 - Teaching Chemistry and Physics (5)
MSTE 5130 - Teaching Mathematics (5)
Year 2 - Diversification and Application
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)