Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Master of Education

Whether you are a certified teacher wanting to expand your teaching career options or have an undergraduate degree in a different field, you can get ahead with a master’s degree in education!

The flexible delivery options available through TRU's Master of Education (MEd) mean that you can take your master’s courses online, on campus or a combination of both, on a part-time or full-time basis. You have up to five years to complete the program, and you graduate with a Master of Education (MEd) degree.

The TRU Master of Education (MEd) is a 30-credit practitioner’s degree designed for students who wish to assume positions as educational leaders and capable researchers, working in a variety of roles in education, health care, private industry and government. The program’s professors are drawn from a range of professional fields supporting several areas of study, including educational leadership, curriculum, counselling, and inclusive and special education.

Experiential learning is at the heart of the MEd. You participate in classroom discussions and readings, guided inquiry, and independent study. Analyzing information, utilizing data in professional settings, and exploring various methods of research presentation are all key components of the program.

You have the option of completing the program through a capstone, final project, or thesis.

Three routes to a Master of Education at TRU

Level 1 (start with the GCES)

Start with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies — equivalent to MEd Level 1.

Admission requirements:

  • GPA 2.50
  • English language proficiency (if required)
    • IELTS — 5.5 minimum
    • Or complete ESAL courses to level 0400

Or Level 2 (direct entry to MEd program)

If you meet higher admission requirements, you can take direct entry into MEd Level 2.

Admission requirements:

  • GPA 3.00
  • English language proficiency (if required)
    • IELTS — 6.5 minimum with no bands below 6.5
    • TOELF
    • Or equivalent

Or Level 2 (MEd course-taker)

You can opt to go into MEd Level 2 after taking 1–7 online courses.

There is no need to be admitted to the program or to make a committment.