Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning

Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning

Applications for Fall 2019 are now being accepted. Contact adulted@ufv.ca for more information.


Graduate certificate

1-1.5 years


How to apply

Start date:




  • 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 721 Mindfulness in Research and Practice 

View program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar


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 a minimum GPA 3.0 (B).
  3. Letter of intent (500-word)
  4. Three letters of reference including one academic and one professional/employment.
  5. 2-page resume.

Application documents (Statement/Letter of Intent, resume, letters of reference) are to be sent to admissions@ufv.ca  

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

Note: A prerequisite for MBTL 710 is MBSR, MBCT or other MB1 Facilitator Training, 5-6 day retreat with Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto or another provider accepted for transfer. Those who do not have this at the time of entering the program will be able to do these requirements concurrently with the MBTL. 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

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 a 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. 


This program is open to domestic and international students.
Domestic students:

  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Apply now

International students:


Phone: 604-864-4621
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, ext. 4621
Email: adulted@ufv.ca

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