Thompson Rivers University

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Education (Secondary STEM): Bachelor Degree

Thompson Rivers University

Faculty:Faculty of Education
Field of Study:Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Cost per year:*
National: $4,487
Careers:Secondary School Teachers


Prepares you to teach science and mathematics in the context of engineering and technology in secondary school settings.

You will qualify for a professional teaching certificate from the BC Ministry of Education, Teacher Regulation Branch. Graduates often teach in other provinces or territories in Canada and in other countries.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent), Chemistry 11 or Chemistry 0500, Pre-calculus 12 with a minimum C+ or equivalent within the past 2 years, and Physics 11 or Physics 1130.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Work Experience

    Applicants must have a four-year Bachelor of Science degree (120 credit hours) or equivalent in mathematics, or science (such as physics, biology, chemistry or general science) with a minimum grade point average of C+ (GPA 2.33) on the most recent 60 credit hours completed. Within the degree all applicants must have one teachable major or two teachable minors (courses taught in secondary schools). 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.

    Applicants must also have 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.

    One hundred (100) hours minimum of relevant volunteer or paid teaching experience working with groups of school age students. These hours must be completed prior to admission into the program. It is recommended that a minimum of 25 of these hours be in a middle or secondary-school classroom or environment.

    * 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