Official copy of educational transcripts for all post-secondary education (in original language and a certified copy in English) or a letter of permission from the student's home institution.
Become a better teacher, trainer, or educator—whether that’s in the classroom, the boardroom or beyond. Not just for K-12 teachers, the TRU Master of Education (MEd) allows you to focus on your unique goals and decide when and how you learn. Online. On campus. Part-time or full-time.
You choose your route to an MEd: Start with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies, take direct entry into the MEd, or enter after five to seven ESL courses.
Core and electives – a winning combination: There are five required courses that prepare the foundation for your studies and future career. You select electives of interest to you that expand on this foundation. Finally, you choose your exit option: capstone, project or thesis.
You will learn in small classes: Obtain personalized instruction in a very supportive and collegial environment.
You participate in face-to-face interactions, online discussions, and personal research: Engage in dynamic and fluid communicative activities and in collegial dialogues – all informed by your reading and research.
You thrive through experiential learning: Participate in classroom discussions and readings, reflect on what you have learned and apply your knowledge in professional contexts. You take an active role in your learning: Through independent study, web-based research and guided inquiry, you will strengthen and enhance your current understanding of educational issues.
You receive and give instructional support: Benefit from the practice-based knowledge of your instructors and cohort members. Experience a new understanding of your professional practice.
Graduate Programs In Education Success Centre: Receive support from the Centre with your writing and scholarly communication from trained and motivated Graduate Teaching Assistants in a dedicated graduate student space via workshops and private appointments.
Active learning is at the heart of our MEd program. By participating in classroom discussions and readings, guided inquiry and independent study, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of new teaching techniques.
An MEd can directly increase your pay in addition to growing your skills required to excel in your teaching or training career. Our MEd is appropriate for school teachers,* corporate trainers, HR professionals and others involved in teaching or training within, industry, health care, or government.
Jobs you will be qualified for include:
You can also choose to pursue a PhD if you graduated by completing your thesis.
* Please note: the Master of Education is not a teaching qualification. In Canada, a Bachelor of Education is required to teach and be eligible for the Teacher Qualification Service, which can lead to a pay raise.
The Master of Education is a 30-credit degree. You have up to five years to complete the MEd degree.
All M.Ed. students take five core courses and five elective courses.
Elective courses are selected from available courses in Educational leadership, Curriculum, Counselling and Inclusive and Special Education.
(Number of credits required depends on exit option)
“The program was very deep in terms of discussions and everything. I had wonderful classmates and colleagues who were pretty knowledgeable. One of the beauties of TRU is having people from all over the world. So people came in with different perspectives. I had colleagues who came from different diversities”
- Odo NkumExecutive Director, Talitha Koum Society (Grad January 2017)
"The program has given me an opportunity to explore areas of my career that I am passionate about and want to learn more about. This program has allowed me to further grow my abilities and skills in leadership and gives an opportunity to question or inquire about the way education has changed and influences change."
- Roy Styles, Vice Principal, Arthur Hatton Elementary (current MEd student)
"A great feature of the MEd program is how flexible it is — you can make it the program you want it to be by choosing the courses focusing on the subjects you're interested in and dig deep. Also, the connections you make with instructors, staff, and friends in classes build the foundation of your professional network."
- Ziwei (Vera) Wu, Employment Facilitator at Open Door Group Kamloops (Grad June 2018)
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