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Education (Elementary): Bachelor Degree


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with TRU about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Kamloops

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  • Length
    Two Years (73 credits)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $7500 Year One
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1500 - $2000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

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 must be submitted by: February 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.

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: $29.83

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, d. 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 – 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))
f. 6 credits of Canadian Studies taken in Humanities or Social Sciences (may be included in section d. and e. above)
g. 24 credits of course work in a subject area selected from Art, Biology, Business Education, Chef Instructor, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dance, Drama, Earth Science, English, First Nations Studies, French, General Science, Geography, German, History, Home Economics, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Punjabi, Russian, Social Studies, Spanish, Special Education, Technology (Industrial) Education. (These 24 credits may include the 18 credits in section e., above.)

Note (*): 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.


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. A minimum of 25 of these hours are required to be in an elementary school setting
  • submit two reference letters (must be sent directly to Admissions)
  • submit a 300 word Letter of Intent
  • complete a criminal record check

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 assessed 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

Summary

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):

  • TOEFL iBT score of 88 overall, with no section below 20
  • TOEFL paper-based 570 overall, with a 4.5 on the test of written English
  • 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

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 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).

 

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).

 

BC Transfer Student

If you have previous education or training, you may be eligible for credit toward your TRU program. For details on Transfer Credit, please check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have previous education or training, you may be eligible for credit toward your TRU program. For details on Transfer Credit, please 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, 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. Contact a TRU academic advisor for more details.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply, please check here.

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