Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

MEd Courses

All courses (online and on-campus), are paced, which means they have fixed start and end dates. Start dates are in September, January and May, subject to availability and some exceptions. Classes for on-campus courses are evenings, weekends and during the summer.

The MEd has been designed for maximum choice by students. As such, there are no streams, majors, minors, or specialisms in the TRU MEd. After completing the core courses, students select from across the elective courses.

See the following list of courses and the MEd courses chart, which is updated each June. Be sure to note the course number: on-campus course numbers end in 0 and online/Open Learning ones in 1. We make every effort to adhere to the MEd courses chart but retain the right to make adjustments to it, if necessary.

  Core Courses

All core courses can be taken either on-campus or through distance (online through Open Learning)

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 5040 or EDUC 5041, Diversity: Constructing Social Realities (3)
EDUC 5400 or EDUC 5401, Principles and Processes of Educational Leadership (3)



EDUC 5110, Mind, Brain, and Education: An Introduction to Educational Neuroscience (3)
EDUC 5120, Assessment of Exceptionalities: Theory and Practice (3)
EDUC 5130, Intervention and Programming in Inclusive Education (3)
EDUC 5140, Literacy for Individuals with Exceptionalities: Theory, Research, and Practice (3)
EDUC 5420, Legal Issues in Education (3)
EDUC 5440, Understanding and Managing Conflict (3)
EDUC 5460, Educational Management (3)
EDUC 5500, Introduction to Counselling Skills (3)
EDUC 5510, Theories in Counselling (3)
EDUC 5520, Assessment and Evaluation in Counselling (3)
EDUC 5550, Introduction to Secondary School Counselling (3)
EDUC 5560, Career Counselling and Development (3),
EDUC 5600, Research Institute - Language, Culture and Community (3)

Distance (online through Open Learning)

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)
EDUC 5421, Legal Issues in Education (3)
EDUC 5441, Understanding and Managing Conflict (3)
EDUC 5461, Educational Management (3)
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)

  Take Courses

Interested in trying a few courses? You can take up to seven Open Learning MEd courses without program enrolment, as long as you meet the admission requirements. Apply online, using the application process at EducationPlannerBC. During Step 4, Program Selection, choose the following:

  • Program Level: Unclassified Program
  • Program: Graduate Unclassified