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(2)(b) of the GIC Education Act Regulations. They are as follows:

Offered by Cape Breton University

  1. Graduate Diploma in Education (Curriculum)
  2. Graduate Diploma in Education (Counselling) *
  3. 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)
 

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

https://certification.ednet.ns.ca/sites/default/files/documents/application_for_approval.pdf