Growing as an educator means adapting to a rapidly changing world, honing your skills and opening your mind to new perspectives, experiences and knowledge. Learning is a way of life in the field of education.
The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (PBDE) is an innovative program that responds to the professional development needs of teachers and administrators. With your enrollment in the PBDE program, you will discover the most effective methods of practice and curriculum advances, taught by faculty members and often by individuals from the educational community, e.g. school division superintendents, school principals.
Career Advancement & Certification
The PBDE is recognized by Manitoba Education for salary classification purposes. Further, the PBDE program provides the opportunity for teachers to follow courses of study leading to:
These certificates are issued by Manitoba Education & Advanced Learning. For information regarding specialist certificates, contact:
Professional Certification Unit
Box 700, Russell, Manitoba R0J 1W0
Call toll free at: 1-800-667-2378 , or 1-204-773-2998
A wide selection of courses are available through the University of Manitoba, which also includes courses in Summer Session, Distance Education, online courses, and Summer Institutes.
Here are some of the areas in which you may take courses:
To see a complete list of courses and course names offered by the PBDE program, see the "Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Education" section of the Academic Calendar. Please note that some of these courses are not regularly offered.
To see courses that are offered to registered students for the upcoming term visit the course list for current students.
Subject to approval by the faculty, up to 12 credit hours of courses may be transferred into the PBDE program from approved institutions other than the University of Manitoba.
The maximum time allowed for completing the PBDE program is six*years from the time of admission. In addition, a student will not be permitted to count toward the diploma any course completed more than six* years prior to the time of admission.
A minimum grade of C is required for each course that is to be included in the PBDE program.
*For students admitted prior to Sept. 2015, the maximum time allowed to complete the PBDE is nine years and courses cannot be older than nine years at the completion of the PBDE.
Effective September 2011, students must maintain a minimum degree grade point average (GPA) of 2.50.
Admission & Application to the PBDE Program
For detailed admission information see the PBDE section of the Academic Calendar.
For application documents and admission requirements visit the Enrolment Services (PBDE Program)
Undergraduate Programs Office
Room 203, Education Building,
Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba
Ph: (204) 474-9004
Toll Free (MB): 1-800-432-1960 ext. 9004
Fax: (204) 474-7551
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.