Committed to realizing your potential

Your goals, your possibilities and your future are at the heart of the studies, research and learning experiences at the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

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Faculty of Education and Social Work

We look out for others and look after each other

We help unexpected levels of student success happen. We are movers and shakers through education, social work and human services. We say and do things that matter and can be relied upon. We plan carefully. We look out for others and look after each other.

The Faculty of Education and Social Work has approximately 60 full-time faculty members and over 8,500 enrolments in two schools and two departments. Studies range from the master’s level to employment courses for those with learning challenges. About half our students connect with studies in other TRU faculties. Data from the BC Ministry of Advanced Education shows that over 90 percent of education and social work graduates are in the labour force within two years.



Be prepared for learning online

TRU now offers Student Success 0600, a free online course that helps students make the most of programs with alternative delivery.

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Featured programs

  Master of Education

Designed for the working professional, this is open to any bachelor's degree graduate who wants to expand career options.

  Adult Basic Education

Adult learners can upgrade for career, vocation and academic programs, or obtain high school graduation equivalency.

  Bachelor of Social Work

A nationally accredited degree that prepares students for a career as a professional social worker.


  Human Service Diploma

Support individuals and families with economic disadvantage, mental health and substance use issues, and involvement with the justice system.

  Early Childhood Education Diploma

Classroom-based research gives you the teaching skills you need to become an effective educator of young children.

 Bachelor of Education in Trades & Technology

Use your trades qualification and experience to become a certified Technology Education teacher.


Education and social work students talk about how our programs changed their lives.
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Our faculty members reveal their commitment to research as a form of service to others.
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The TRU Faculty of Education and Social Work stands in support of and solidarity with Ukraine in the brave fight for peace to preserve fundamental human rights and freedom.

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We condemn the Russian government’s war.

We grieve with friends and families, colleagues, and students, as the human cost of this war continues to rise. In keeping with our Faculty mission, we commit to looking out for one another and we encourage all affected students to reach out to their instructors and advisors in EDSW for support.

We reach out with love, kindness, and compassion, especially to students, faculty and staff who trace their roots to Ukrainian land and culture.

Efforts underway that we wish to highlight are: