12 months
944 CAD/credit 28320 CAD/year
536 CAD/credit 16080 CAD/year
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Become a better teacher, trainer, or educator—whether that’s in the classroom, the boardroom or beyond. Not just for K-12 teachers, the Master of Education from Thompson Rivers University allows you to focus on your unique goals and decide when and how you learn. Online. On campus. Part-time or full-time.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Why pursue a Master of Education at TRU?

  • Take up to five years to complete the MEd degree
  • Learn on campus, online or a combination of both
  • Choose your completion option: thesis, final project or capstone course
  • Conduct original research
  • Explore new and innovative teaching techniques
  • Learn to design and assess new curriculum

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.

Where will this take me?

An MEd from Thompson Rivers University 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:

  • Business analysts and project managers in education
  • Corporate trainer
  • Curriculum developer
  • Digital learning and development manager
  • Educational consultant, coordinator, or director
  • Instructional designers and editors
  • International student recruiter
  • Marketing and communications editors and writers
  • Post-secondary instructors (online and on campus)
  • Principal or administrator
  • Private sector educators in TESL, early childhood, and special education
  • School counselor or career advisor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods 
  • Philosophy and History of Education
  • Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning
  • Diversity: Constructing Social Realities
  • Principles & Processes of Educational Leadership 
  • Legal Issues in Education
  • Understanding and Managing Conflict

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year baccalaureate degree or equivalent, with a minimum B average (GPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.33) in the last 60 credits. Applicants with a four-year baccalaureate degree or equivalent who have a GPA below 3.00 (but not below 2.50) may take TRU’s Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies to gain admission into the M.Ed. program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28320 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 944 CAD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    16080 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 536 CAD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Kamloops

1240 - 1930 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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