Bachelor of Education, Elementary

Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Bachelor of Education, Elementary
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 2,119,895
Course Accredited By TCB
2 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

Earn a professional teaching certificate from the BC Teacher Certification Branch, 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 selected elementary schools in the BC Interior enhances your studies

  • The Bachelor of Education (Elementary) degree prepares you to teach in schools in British Columbia and in provinces and territories across Canada as well as around the world wherever the BC School Curriculum is taught.
  • As a successful graduate, you receive a Bachelor of Education (Elementary) degree and qualify for a professional teaching certificate issued by the BC Ministry of Education, Teacher Certification Branch (TCB). This degree and certification qualifies you to teach the BC School Curriculum for grades Kindergarten to 12 (K-12) in public and private schools.
  • Fees based on (15 credits/5 courses)


Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

Selective admission

  • Minimum of 90 credits of post-secondary studies acceptable to the School of Education, typically arts, fine arts, math, science, music or physical education
  • 6 credits of English, including both literature and composition with at least 3 credits in English literature
  • 3 credits of Mathematics (not statistics)
  • 3 credits of Science in one of the following areas – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Physical Geography/Earth Science, Environmental Studies, or Astronomy
  • 3 credits of History or Geography
  • 18 credits of third- and fourth-year level courses in one or more teachable areas as defined by the Teacher Certification Branch
  • A minimum GPA of 2.67 is required for consideration, but does not guarantee admission. Admission averages are calculated on a total of 33 credits, including 1 to 5 above.
  • 6 credits of Canadian Studies where the Canadian lived experience is the main focus of the course content as defined by the Teacher Certification Branch
  • 24 credits of course work in one teachable subject area as defined by the Teacher Certification Branch - these 24 credits may include credits used in the requirements listed above
  • All required coursework needed to meet admission requirements must be completed by the end of winter semester of the year in which application to the program is made. All final grades must be entered to your student record by May 15 in order for you to be eligible to participate in the Fall intake.
  • One hundred (100) hours minimum of relevant volunteer or paid experience working with groups of elementary school-aged children must be completed prior to admission into the program. A minimum of 25 of these hours are required to be in an elementary school setting.
  • A letter of introduction. Discuss how your experiences have influenced your decision to become a teacher. We are interested in how you have made connections between your volunteer/working experiences and what you have learned about yourself as a potential teacher.
  • Two confidential reference report forms from referees qualified to attest to an applicant's suitability for teaching, preferably from teachers and not from a relative or close friend.
  • A candidate may be asked to complete an oral and/or written task to assess English language as an admission requirement or at any time during the program. A student may be asked as needed to undertake remedial work in oral and/or written English language to support student success.
  • The Bachelor of Education (Elementary) program is 70 credits extending over two academic years of two terms each.
  • Courses and associated school practicum experiences are completed in a specified sequence.
  • Course order may vary slightly between Fall and Winter semesters subject to program needs.

Year 1 (Fall and Winter)

Term 1 September to December

  • Practicum I
  • (8 Wednesdays in October and November) 1 hrs
  • Communications I (weeks 1 and 2) 2 hrs
  • Child Development and Teaching
  • History of Education 3 hrs
  • Language and Literacy I 3 hrs
  • Mathematics I 3 hrs
  • Physical Education Methods 3 hrs
  • Teaching and Learning I 3 hrs
  • Total credits 21

Term 2 January to April

  • Practicum II (final 2 weeks in April) 2 hrs
  • Language and Literacy II 3 hrs
  • Mathematics II 3 hrs
  • Science Methods 3 hrs
  • Social Studies Methods 3 hrs
  • Teaching and Learning II 3 hrs
  • Theoretical Frameworks of Education 3 hrs
  • Total credits 20 hrs

Year 2 (Fall and Winter)

Term 1 September to December

  • Practicum III (first 3 weeks of September) 3 hrs
  • Health & Career Education 2 hrs
  • Special Education 3 hrs
  • Teaching and Learning III 3 hrs
  • Drama 2 hrs
  • Music 2 hrs
  • Visual Arts 2 hrs
  • Second Language 2 hrs
  • Total credits 19 hrs

Term 2 January to April

  • Practicum IV (10 weeks, January, February, March) 5 hrs
  • Aboriginal Culture and Learning 3hrs
  • School Organization (April) 1hrs
  • Communications II (April) 1hrs
  • Total credits 10 hrs

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