Thompson Rivers University
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Bachelor of Education in Trades and Technology

This program is not currently accepting applications.


Earn a professional teaching certificate from the BC College of Teachers, qualifying you to teach in any elementary school setting—public, independent, private, religious, and First Nations—as well as secondary school. An extensive teaching practicum at schools in the BC Interior enhances your studies.


People with trade qualifications and work experience who graduate from this program will help meet the demand for qualified trades people to teach in the secondary school system.

Admission Requirements

Selective admission

  • A trade qualification (Journeyman, Red Seal certification) in an appropriate area with five years' experience in the field. Qualified areas include: metalwork, woodworking, electronics, power mechanics, design and drafting.
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • 3 credits of English literature with a minimum grade point average of 2.33
  • 3 credits of English composition with a minimum grade point average of 2.33
  • Grade 12 Math or equivalent (e.g. Math 0600 as determined by the ACCUPLACER examination)
  • Documentation of 100 hours of experience with school-aged students in a formal, volunteer or paid position (of which 25 hours in a classroom setting is recommended)
  • A Letter of Intent and a Resume which includes education and related work experience(4 years minimum)
  • Two confidential statements from referees qualified to attest to your suitability for teaching


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Phone: 250-828-5036