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Education (Elementary): Bachelor Degree


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Kamloops

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  • Length
    70 credits (2 years total; 4 semesters)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $6800 Year One
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1500 - $2000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

    Practicum placement anywhere in the region

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out TRU's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Application for admission along with supplemental documentations must be submitted by: January 15.

This program may continue to accept applications as space permits. Please contact admissions@tru.ca for specific program application extensions.
Note: completed applications which are received before the application deadline may be considered for early review.

Final official transcripts showing all final grades for courses needed to meet admissions requirements must be submitted directly to the TRU Admissions Office by May 15th to be eligible to participate in the Fall intake of the program.

Application Fee: $31.02 (domestic students); $100 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

1. At least 90 credits at the post-secondary level acceptable to the the School of Education (typically arts, fine arts, math, science, music or physical education)*; course work including:

a. 6 credits of English (including both literature and composition)
b. 3 credits of Mathematics (not statistics)
c. 3 credits of Science in one of the following areas – Biology, Chemistry. Physics, Physical Geography, Geology/Earth Science, Environmental Studies, or Astronomy
d. 3 credits of History or Geography
e. 18 credits of third- and fourth-year level courses (in one or more teachable areas* as defined by the Teacher Certification Branch)
f. 6 credits of Canadian Studies where the Canadian lived experience is the main focus of the course content (generally history, geography, sociology, or anthropology courses)
g. 24 credits of course work in one teachable subject area selected from (These 24 credits may include the 18 credits in section

e., above.)

Note (*):

  • Teachable subject areas in the BC School Curriculum are: Art, Business Education, Dance, Drama, Music, Language Arts (English, Second Languages), Mathematics, Computer Science, Physical Education, Science, and Social Studies (any combination of Anthropology, Canadian Studies, Economics, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, or Sociology)

2. A minimum GPA of 2.67 is required for consideration, but does not guarantee admission. Admission averages are calculated on a total of 33 credits, including (a) to (e) above.

Non-Academic

  • At least 100 hours of relevant volunteer or paid experience working with groups of elementary school-aged children (K-7 for elementary; grades 6-9 for middle school). A minimum of 25 of these hours are required to be in an elementary or middle school classrooms
  • Submit two reference letters (must be sent directly to Admissions)
  • Submit a 300-word Letter of Introduction/Intent 
    • Describe why you want to become a teacher
    • Provide your reasons for choosing the TRU BEd program
    • Any additional information you feel is pertinent to your application

Admission Advice

1. Admission is competitive. You are encouraged to obtain broader post-secondary studies, greater subject preparation, and higher grades than the minimum standards outlined.

2. In addition to submitting your online application to TRU, you are required to submit supplemental documents. Click here for TRU Bachelor of Education (Elementary) program information package

3. A candidate may be asked to complete an oral and/or written task to assess English language as an admission requirement or at any time during the program. A student may be asked as needed to undertake remedial work in oral and/or written English language to support student success.

4. It's important to contact TRU's Academic Advising Department to confirm admission requirements and ensure you select appropriate courses for entry into the Bachelor of Education Degree.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy TRU's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English and wish to enter academic programs without attending ESL courses, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • TOEFL iBT = score of 88 overall, with no section below 20
  • TOEFL paper-based = 570 overall, with a 4.5 on the TWE (Test of Written English)
  • TOEFL computer based = 230 overall, with 4.5 on Essay
  • IELTS = score of 6.5, with no bands below 6.0
  • MELAB = score of 81
  • CanTEST = score of 4.5 with no component below 4.0
  • CAEL = score of 70, with no subset below 60
  • Duolingo = score of 110 (accepted on a temporary basis, applicable to applications received before August 31, 2022)

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

TRU programs generally require BC high school graduation or equivalent. Exceptions to this requirement are shown in the program admission requirements.

You may have the equivalent of BC high school graduation if you have completed:

  • the BC Adult Graduation (Adult Dogwood) diploma, or
  • the General Education Diploma (GED)
The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at TRU-Campus. Please refer to TRU's Transfer Credit web page. The BC Transfer Guide allows you to check on the transferability of your courses taken at another BC post-secondary institution.

Once you apply to TRU, and submit your official transcripts, you will be automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at TRU-Campus. Please refer to TRU's Transfer Credit web page. Once you apply to TRU, and submit your official transcripts, you will be automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Mature Student

For admission purpose, mature students are defined as any applicant of at least 19 years of age who has not graduated from high school. Students classified as mature may have the grade-level admission requirement waived, for example grade 11, grade 12, etc., but they are still required to meet a program’s other admission requirements and all course pre-requisites.

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is considered that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Applicants may possibly earn academic credits for life and work experience learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Please contact a TRU academic advisor for more details.

How to Apply

Click here for details on how to apply for admission to TRU. 

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