Thompson Rivers University

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Education (Elementary): Bachelor Degree

Thompson Rivers University

Field of Study:Elementary Education and Teaching
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,487
Careers:Elementary School Teachers


Earn a professional teaching certificate from the BC College of Teachers, qualifying you to teach in any elementary school setting—public, independent, private, religious, and First Nations—as well as secondary school. An extensive teaching practicum at schools in the BC Interior enhances your studies.

Graduates are certified to teach in any elementary school setting — public, independent, private, religious, and First Nations — and are eligible to teach secondary school.


Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience

A minimum of 90 credits of post-secondary studies acceptable to the School of Education, typically arts, fine arts, math, science, music or physical education is required. 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. One hundred (100) hours minimum of relevant volunteer or paid experience working with groups of elementary school-aged children must be completed prior to admission into the program. A minimum of 25 of these hours are required to be in an elementary school setting.

A supplementary form included in the application package asks you to describe your volunteer experiences and to discuss how they have influenced your decision to become a teacher. We are interested in how you have made connections between your volunteer experiences and what you have learned about yourself as a potential teacher. All required coursework must be completed by the end of winter semester of the year in which application to the program is made. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this requirement.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on January 10, 2022