Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHIED)
The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHIED) is designed to meet the continuing professional development needs of those involved in the field of higher education. This certificate is intended for individuals in teaching, supporting, or monitoring roles in public and private institutions of higher education in British Columbia and beyond. Students will complete coursework on the following topics: an introduction to the field of higher education; the historical, philosophical, economic, and sociological foundations of higher education; organization and administration of higher education; and the Canadian systems of higher education.
What makes the program unique?
Students studying in the GCHIED program may apply for admission to the MEd in Higher Education and transfer up to four certificate courses (12 credits) towards completion of the MEd program.
All students must complete:
- EDST 493(3) Introduction to the Study of Higher Education
- EDST 511(3) Organization and Administration of Higher Education
- EDST 521(3) Foundations of Higher Education
- EDST 536(3) Higher Education Systems in Canada