Office of Teacher Certification

Approved Diploma Programs

Not all university diploma programs have been approved by the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development for use as a certificate classification upgrading program. Only three (3) such graduate diploma programs have been approved in accordance with Section 2 of the Teacher Certification Regulations. They are as follows:

Offered by Cape Breton University​

  1. Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology

* Please note that the Graduate Diploma in Education (Counselling) is not recognized as a qualifying credential to work as a guidance counsellor in Nova Scotia public schools. Please also note this program is not currently being offered at CBU.

The Application for Approval - Upgrading Program can be found at the following link:

application_for_approval New Regs 2018 (inc email).pdf (