The following supplemental application documentation must be submitted to the TRU Admissions Office by email with your name, T-ID number, and program name in the subject line. Only documents submitted on the mandatory forms will be accepted.

Letter of introduction

Using the mandatory supplemental form only, outline the reasons you would like to become a teacher, why you have chosen the TRU BETT program and any information you feel is pertinent to your application.

Teaching experience

Using the mandatory supplemental form only, outline the nature and extent of your experiences with middle or high school aged students in group settings, including your 25 hours of experience in a middle or high school classroom setting. The 100 hours of experience with groups of students should have been completed within the past two years.


Your resume should include documentation of trades-related employment and work experience, indicating at least 5 years of journeypreson work and/or teaching experience in the last 10 years.

Trades Certificate Documentation

Please provide a copy of your BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) recognized Read Seal or Certificate of Qualificaton. Applicants with a certification from another authority must apply to the BC Inustry Training Authority and receive equivalency before being considered for admission.


Provide the mandatory reference report form to two referees. Your chosen referees should be qualified to attest to your suitability for teaching and have observed you working with groups of children in the experiences you indicate on your Statement of 100 Hours Experience form. Their completed Reference Report form must be emailed to the TRU Admissions Office with your name and program in the subject line.


Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended except for studies completed at TRU. Official transcripts must come directly from the issuing institution and include a translation to English if required. Final official transcripts showing all final grades for courses needed to meet admissions requirements and a four-year undergraduate degree awarded must be submitted directly to the TRU Admissions Office no later than the deadline of May 15 to be eligible to participate in the fall intake of the program.

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Application submission

Supplemental admission documentation must be submitted on the mandatory forms by email to the TRU Admissions Office with your name, T-ID number, and program name in the subject line.

Applications will not be considered complete until all mandatory supplemental and two reference report forms have been received by the TRU Admissions Office. It is the responsibility of students to ensure that their supplemental documentation is submitted in a timely manner and should regularly monitor their application checklist for completeness through the myTRU student portal. Consideration will be given to applicants with complete documentation who meet all the minimum admission requirements.

Applicants must have completed all BEd program academic admission requirements no later than the end of the winter semester that coincides with the deadline for application. There are no exceptions.

In each summer (July) semester intake, approximately 30 spaces are offered to the applicants ranked highest in the applicant pool following review of all complete applications.