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Education (Elementary): Bachelor Degree

  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
  • Location
    Kamloops Campus (practicum placement anywhere in the region)
  • Campuses


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  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6854 Year One
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Application for admission must be submitted by: February 15

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

The supporting document deadline, including high school and post-secondary transcripts, is the same date as the application deadline or within 10 days of submission of the application or whichever is later.

Application Fee: $29.25

1) Program Admission Requirements


  • It is recommended that you have a bachelor's degree from another faculty (normally Arts or Science). However, it's possible to be eligible for admission with a minimum of 90 credits acceptable to the School of Education, normally in Arts, Fine Arts, Math, Science, Music, or Physical Education.
  • complete the pre-admission education requirements 


  • at least 100 hours of relevant volunteer or paid experience working with groups of elementary school-aged children. A minimum of 25 of these hours are required to be in an elementary school setting
  • submit two reference letters
  • submit a 300 word Letter of Intent
  • participate in a 15 minute interview with two to three members of the Bachelor of Education Admissions Committee (at the interview you will be required to write a 500 word essay on a given topic related to education in a 30 minute timed session)
  • complete a form verifying you do not have a criminal record

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. Admission is based 40% on grade point average and 60% on other combined factors.

3. 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


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

  • A TOEFL score of 88 (internet based) with no section below 20 or 570 (paper based) with a 4.5 on the test of written English
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 with no bands below a 6
  • A Language Proficiency Index score of Level 6
  • A MELAB score of 81
  • A CanTEST score of 4.5 with no component below a 4
  • A CAEL score of 70 with no subset below 60

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Skills - You must have adequate English language skills to participate in your intended program of study.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the 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).



You must meet the 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).


BC Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Credit check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Credit check here.

Mature Student

If you do not meet the admission requirements for your intended program it's possible to gain entry through mature student status. To be classified as a mature student you must be at least 19 years old and have been out of school for at least two years. In such cases the grade level requirement (eg -Grade 10, Grade 12) will be waived however individual course prerequisites must still be met (eg-English 10, English 12).

Special Note: It's possible to make up course prerequisites for your intended program through TRU.


International Student

For details on International Student Admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is judged that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Contact a TRU advisor for more details.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.

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