Professional Development

guy-laptop-grassMeeting a wide-range of demands for professional development, UBC Continuing Studies, the Real Estate Division at the Sauder School of Business, and Professional Development & Community Engagement in the Faculty of Education deliver a variety of courses and certificate programs online.

UBC Continuing Studies has 20 years of experience delivering courses in 100% online learning environments or through blended models that combine face-to-face and online components. Online learning programs range from Business Analysis to International Development. Adult learners benefit from a university-level curriculum that is continuously being updated as content, techniques, and technologies evolve. Students are never alone as they support one another by carefully considering course concepts, leading to a better understanding of the subject matter.

The Real Estate Division at the Sauder School of Business also offers several continuing professional development programs such as the Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation and British Columbia’s Real Estate Licensing courses. Through a mix of self-paced and live webinar delivery, the Real Estate Division’s online programs maximize the learning experience while respecting the value of participants’ time. Ongoing collaboration between industry professionals and faculty experts result in a state-of-the-art curriculum that blends theory and practice.

Through the Professional Development & Community Engagement unit, the Faculty of Education offers four fully online Masters programs in addition to blended (online & face-to-face) options for diploma, certificates and online courses designed to meet the professional learning needs of educators. Online graduate programs such as the Master of Educational Technology (MET), the Master in Adult Learning and Global Change (ALGC), the Master in Home Economics Education (HEEL), and the Master of Early Childhood Education (ECEO) enable educators to gain professional skills and create Communities of Learners locally and across the globe. Ongoing relationships with teaching professionals, school districts and the Ministry of Education encourages the development and delivery of accessible and relevant programs.