Cape Breton University believes strongly in life long learning and continuing education for teachers and professionals. For this reason CBU offers a series of innovative learning opportunities designed to enhance, strengthen and increase knowledge and qualifications.
All of the programs are offered on a part time basis and most of them are offered exclusively online to keep up with your busy lifestyle.
All programs (excluding the MEd SCI) have been certified by the Department of Education, Province of Nova Scotia for teacher License Reclassification.
Graduate Level Teacher Education Programs
Certificate and Diploma programs:
*Application DUE: April 15th, 2017 (for May 2017 start)
Are required to submit a general CBU application (linked below) and all post-secondary transcripts to the Student Service Centre.
Master of Education (Information Technology)
This program is co-offered through Memorial University. All application processes are completed through MUN.
Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (SCI):
*Application Due: May 1st, 2017 for September 2017 start)
At this time, CBU is unable to accept any applicants from the Maritime provinces.
- Step 1 – Online Statement of Intent
- Step 2 – Reference form (one academic, one professional)
- Step 3 – General CBU Online Application
- Step 4 – Send official transcripts to Admissions Office
Nova Scotia teachers are required to apply for approval from the Dept. of Education prior to beginning an upgrade program. The required application form can be faxed to (902)424-3814:
Manager of Teacher Education Programs
“Being a full-time teacher, the option to take the program online through distance allows me to do it at my own time and convenience. Even if I travel for a weekend, I can log on wherever I am and complete my course assignments.”
—Jenny MacLean, Class of 2014,
Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies,
Employer: Cape Breton-Victoria District School Board