Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning

Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning

NEW: Applications will be accepted in 2019. Contact adulted@ufv.ca for more information.


Graduate certificate

1-1.5 years


How to apply

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  • Accessible online/blended courses with face-to-face evenings/weekend sessions
  • Distance learners participate in the face-to-face sessions through video conferencing


With UFV's Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness-based Teaching and Learning, you learn how to bring mindfulness programs based on research and best practices to sectors such as health, education, workplace training, and the criminal justice system. 

For those learners who already teach mindfulness to clients or peers, UFV's Mindfulness-based Teaching and Learning Certificate offers a means to develop or deepen professional networks and to assume leadership roles in your profession. 

Accessible online courses allow you to schedule your certificate around work schedules and includes opportunities for face-to-face learning sessions and video conferencing. Field experience enables you to implement a mindfulness-based program under the supervision of a qualified mindfulness mentor.

MBTL 700 Introduction to Mindfulness: Research, Theory, and Practice
MBTL 708 Mindfulness-based Teaching, Learning and Leadership
MBTL 710 Mindfulness Practice
MBTL 720 Mindful Inquiry
MBTL 721 Applied Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning


View program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar

NEW: Applications will be accepted in 2019. Contact adulted@ufv.ca for more information.


Successful completion of the program provides a pathway into graduate programs and for learners already in a graduate degree program a possible specialization.


      Changes to the entrance requirements for 2019 will be posted soon

  1. Applicants must meet the degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement.
  2. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with minimum GPA 3.0 (B).
  3. Statement of intent (1 page single spaced) sent to adulted@ufv.ca.
  4. Evidence or details of teaching, facilitation, or leading groups in an employment or voluntary capacity.
  5. Three letters of reference including one academic and one professional/employment.
  6. Evidence or details of completion of an 8 week MBSR or MBCT course or equivalent and a 5-day silent retreat.


The 2019 5-day silent retreat will be offered June 24th - 28th, 2019.

Location: Loon Lake Lodge, Maple Ridge, BC 

Cost: $800 ($200 deposit) with the balance of $600 to be paid by June 19th, 2019. Space is limited.

Event purchase: http://ufv.bookware3000.ca/Catalogue/events-tickets/5-day-mindfulness-silent-retreat

Anyone interested in pursuing or maintaining an MBSR certificate will benefit from this retreat. 


Note: Applications have been extended to 2019. Changes to the entrance requirements and costs to be posted soon.

Note: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) options are available for people with relevant experience. Contact the program advisor.

Note: Applicants who do not have the requirements outlined in point 6 and plan to do these requirements concurrently with the MBTL will be accepted in the program. Once the MBSR or MBCT or course equivalent (listed below) and 5-day silent retreat are complete, students will submit evidence or details to the department.

Students who require the eight-week MBSR or MBCT prerequisite may consider ONE of the following undergraduate courses ADED 421, ADED 422, ADED 423 or CYC 275 as course equivalents: ADED undergraduate courses


This program is open to domestic and international students.
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Phone: 604-864-4621
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, ext. 4621
Email: adulted@ufv.ca

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