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Education (Secondary STEM): Bachelor Degree


Intake
  • Summer

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

  • Campuses
    Kamloops

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  • Length
    4 semesters (64 credits)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $11,600 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Summer 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

Applications must be submitted by February 15th.

Application Fee: $29.83

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. A four-year Bachelor of Science degree (120 credits) or equivalent in math, or science (such as Physics, Biology, Chemistry, or General Science) with a minimum GPA of 2.33 on the most recent 60 credits completed.

2. Have one teachable major or two teachable minors within the degree:
  •  A teachable minor consists of 18 credit hours of upper-level courses (numbered 3000 or 4000), in addition to required lower-level courses
  • A teachable major consists of thirty (30) credit hours of upper-level courses (numbered 3000 or 4000) in addition to required lower-level courses.

3. Successful completion, with a C+ average of six (6) credit hours of acceptable English Literature and Composition at any level. Courses in linguistics, language study, grammar, technical or business writing, communication, or English as a second language are not acceptable to meet the English requirement.

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 a middle or secondary-school setting
  • submit a 300 word letter of intent
  • submit two reference letters (must be sent directly to Admissions)
  • 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 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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