Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Master of Education Courses

Interested in trying a few Master of Education courses before you decide to apply to the program? To help you decide, you can take up to seven Open Learning courses, as long as you meet the MEd admission requirements. These requirements include previous completion of an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.00 in the most recent 60 credits taken.

All MEd courses are paced and have a specific start and end date. Start dates are usually in September, January and May, subject to availability. Registration deadlines apply. Campus courses are offered evenings, weekends and in the summer.

To see in what semesters both online and on-campus courses are offered, refer to the chart Three-Year MEd Course Offerings. Note that course numbers ending in 0 indicate a TRU on-campus course and numbers ending in 1 indicate an OL course.

If you have attended or are attending another post-secondary institution, please submit official transcripts or letters of permission (LOPs) from all post-secondary institutions where you acquired academic credits. Arrange to have transcripts sent directly from the issuing institution(s) to TRU's Graduate Admissions Office.

 Core Courses (15 credits) (mandatory only for students starting the MEd Sept. 2017 onwards)

EDUC 5010 or EDUC 5011, Research Methods (3)
EDUC 5020 or EDUC 5021, Philosophy and History of Education (3)
EDUC 5030 or EDUC 5031, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (3)
EDUC 5041 or EDUC 5041, Diversity: Constructing Social Realities (3)
EDUC 5400 or EDUC 5401, Principles and Processes of Educational Leadership (3)

Electives

The number of elective depends upon your exit option; electives are chosen from the following:

Educational Leadership

EDUC 5021, Philosophy and History of Education (3)
EDUC 5401, Principles and Processes of Educational Leadership (3)
EDUC 5421, Legal Issues in Education (3)
EDUC 5441, Understanding and Managing Conflict (3)
EDUC 5461, Educational Management (3)

Curriculum
EDUC 5031, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (3)
EDDL 5101, Education Technology in the Curriculum (3)
EDDL 5111, Introduction to Distributed Learning (3)
EDDL 5131, Multimedia in the Curriculum (3)
EDDL 5141, Online Teaching and Learning (3)
EDDL 5151, Managing your Technology Classroom (3)
Counselling

EDUC 5501, Introduction to Counselling Skills (3)
EDUC 5511, Theories in Counselling (3)
EDUC 5521, Assessment and Evaluation in Counselling (3)
EDUC 5551, Introduction to Secondary School Counselling (3)
EDUC 5561, Career Counselling and Development (3)

 Other Electives

EDUC 5601, Research Institute - Language, Culture and Community (3) 
EDDL 5101, Education Technology in the Curriculum (3)
EDDL 5111, Introduction to Distributed Learning (3)
EDDL 5131, Multimedia in the Curriculum (3)
EDDL 5141, Online Teaching and Learning (3)
EDDL 5151, Managing your Technology Classroom (3)

 Apply to be a Course Taker

If you meet the MEd admission requirements, you can apply online to be a course taker, using the application process at EducationPlannerBC.

During Step 4, Program Selection, choose the following:

  • Program Level: Unclassified Program
  • Program: Graduate Unclassified
 Contact
Email edadvising@tru.ca or call us at 1-250-377-6048 to speak to us about the Master of Education program and its courses, areas of concentration and completion options.