The following 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 forms will be accepted.

Application checklist

  • Letter of introduction
  • Teaching experience
  • Resume
  • Trades certificate
  • References
  • Transcripts

Letter of introduction

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.

Action: Fill out the form

Teaching experience

Outline your experience with middle or high school aged students in group settings, including 25 hours in a middle or high school classroom. The 100 hours should have been completed within the past two years.

Action: Fill out the form


Include trades-related employment and work experience, with at least five years of journeyperson work and/or teaching experience in the last 10 years.

Action: Provide a resume

Trades certificate

Provide a copy of your BC Industry Training Authority recognized Red Seal or Certificate of Qualification. If you have certification from another authority, you must apply to the BC Industry Training Authority and receive equivalency.

Action: Provide ITA certification


Referees should have observed you working with groups of children in the experience you indicate in the form. After you apply, the Admissions Office will provide a reference form link for you to pass on to your two referees. Be sure to provide referees with your TRU ID number.

Action: Get references using forms provided by the Admissions Office


Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended except TRU. Official transcripts must come directly from the issuing institution and include a translation to English if required. Final official transcripts must be submitted to no later than May 15 for the fall intake.

Action: Follow these instructions for submitting transcripts