Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Education and Social Work


Start where you are at. Choose from entry- to graduate-level courses and certificate to master's degree programs. Through our Education and Social Work (EDSW) programs, you decide in which direction to take your career and gain the momentum to get there.

While you can choose from many OL courses to fulfill your program requirements, you can also access post-secondary courses from other institutions and transfer them to your OL program. See BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) to explore your options.

Start your journey today.

Education ProgramLevel
Master of Education University
Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning University
Executive Program for Leadership in Education Non-credit
Social Work ProgramLevel
Social Service Worker Certificate University
Graduate Certificate in Child and Youth Mental Health University

Before Registering or Applying

First, read about distance education and course delivery formats. Look at the program descriptions, which state the admission requirements (if any) and residency requirements. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the course descriptions, too.

Financial Assistance

You can apply for financial assistance for many programs if you meet specific place of residence requirements. See Student Awards & Financial Support.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

If you have applied for or been admitted to an OL Education or Social Work program, you may be eligible for credit based on an assessment of your prior learning. PLAR allows you to earn academic credits for knowledge, training and skills gained through work and life experience.


We're with you at every step. Call or email Student Services if you have any questions about OL Education and Social Work programs and courses or any of the services available to you as an online student.