Langley Admission Requirements MAEL

Qualified applicants who wish to apply may begin anytime to send the following documents and information to the Graduate Studies Advisor as indicated below.

  • MAEL applicants must have a Canadian teaching certificate.
  • Four year undergraduate degree completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the final two years of the degree
  • Three to five years of work experience (may include volunteering and coaching).
  • Selected learners may be admitted without meeting our posted requirements, subject to the “Exceptional Admissions category” below. This will be an exception.
  • Successful MAEL applicants will demonstrate English language proficiency at a master’s (graduate) level of analysis and thinking. English as a Second Language (ESL) applicants achieving an academic IELTS of 7.0 on all bands, an iBT TOEFL score of 100, or DuoLingo score of 115 are considered to have achieved a graduate level of proficiency, and may be eligible for direct entry to the MAEL program. Please see the international applicants webpage for a list of organizations that can provide an evaluation.
  • Applicants scoring lower than these levels are eligible to apply for the TLC Pre-Graduate Study Program (PGS) which is available at either the Langley, BC or Richmond, BC campuses. Achievement of a passing grade in the PGS program indicates demonstration of an acceptable level of English language proficiency for program entry.

Application deadlines:

The intakes for this program are September, January, and May. There are rolling application deadlines throughout the year.


  • Application form – www.twu.ca/apply-twu 
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions mailed to us directly by the institution: (email unofficial versions to gradadmissions@twu.ca)Trinity Western University
    Attention: Graduate Admissions
    22500 University Drive
    Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1
    604.888.7511

DIRECT ADMISSIONS:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions mailed to us directly by the institution: (email unofficial versions to gradadmissions@twu.ca)
  • Two References. Letters sent directly by referee to gradadmissions@twu.ca via email and post. (one academic and one professional)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (email to gradadmissions@twu.ca)
  • Admissions Statement (500 – 800 words. See instructions inside the online application.)
  • Interview (in-person or Skype) (arranged by stream coordinator)

EXCEPTIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants unable to demonstrate the above Application Requirements, who wish to be considered for exceptional admission, may request instructions to submit the following additional required documents:

  • Ten Written Statements about leadership in the form of a 2000-2500 essay. This will serve to assess applicant’s writing ability for master’s level learning. (10 questions will be emailed upon request)
  • Prior Experience and Learning Assessment regarding applicant’s leadership competencies. (PELA will be emailed upon request)