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.

The MEd is designed for you as a Canadian or international professional who wants to progress into a leadership or research roles within the education, health care, private or government sectors. Choose between several areas of study and complete 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.