Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Education and Social Work


Start from where you are now. From entry- to graduate-level courses and certificate to master’s degree programs, we have a program to meet your needs. Through our Education and Social Work (EDSW) programs, you decide in which direction to take your career and gain the momentum to get there.

Choose from many OL and TRU courses to fulfill your program requirements. You can also take post-secondary courses elsewhere and transfer them to your OL program. See BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) to explore your options.

Start your learning journey today!

Estimated Costs

Estimated program costs for domestic students are listed here. Please be aware that your actual costs may vary. If you are an international student or if your program is not listed, contact Enrolment Services.

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

Getting Started

Before you register for a course or apply for a program, please do the following. Read about distance education and course delivery formats. Look at the program descriptions, which state the admission requirements (if any) and residency requirements. Familiarize yourself with the course descriptions, too. Note the estimated program costs, learn about student awards and financial support, and consider how you can fund your education.

Awards and Financial Support

You can apply for financial support for many programs if you meet specific place-of-residence requirements. If you are a full-time program student, you may be eligible to apply for an award, scholarship, bursary or grant. See Student Awards & Financial Support.


If you have applied for or been admitted to an 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 your work and life experience.

Contact Us

We’re with you at every step of your educational journey! Please contact us with your questions about Open Learning, awards and financial support, the program application process, Education and Social Work programs and courses or the many services available to you as an Open Learning student.