Trinity Western’s Post-Degree B.Ed Program is for those who want to teach at the elementary, middle school, or high school levels and who have completed a BA or B.Sc that meets the requirements of the acceptable degree policy for certification in British Columbia.
During Year 1 of the Program (September-April) you usually take eleven education courses such as principles of teaching and learning, teaching exceptional students in your classroom, curriculum planning, and classroom management. You also complete two initial classroom experience practica.
In Year 2 of the Program you implement and extend your knowledge and skills in seminars and classroom practica under the guidance of master teachers as well as professors. These practica normally take place in public schools within a 30 KM radius from the TWU campus. You also take several curriculum and pedagogy courses in relevant subject areas.
If you have not yet completed a BA or B.Sc degree, you should consider Trinity Western’s Concurrent B.Ed Program. Inquire for a separate fact sheet detailing that program.
Applicants to the Post-Degree B.Ed Program are expected to have completed a BA or B.Sc degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 (B-) during their last two years.
To meet professional certification requirements in B.C. for Elementary School teachers (K-7), the degree must include the following core course and subject specializations:
- English (6 sem. hrs., including both composition and literature, with a minimum C average)
- Mathematics (3 sem. hrs.)
- Science (3 sem. hrs. )
- Canadian History (3 sem. hrs.)
- 30 sem. hrs. of coursework in faculties other than Education
To meet professional certification requirements in B.C. for High School teacher (8-12) your undergraduate degree must include:
- English (6 sm hrs, including both composition and literature, with a minimum C+ average)
- Canadian History (3 sem. hrs with 1 sem. hr devoted to Indigenous History) or Indigenous History (3 sem. hrs)
- 24 sem. hrs. in at least one teachable subject area. A teachable subject area refers to a subject commonly taught in British Columbia secondary schools.
If you are one or two courses short of having completed these requirements, we will consider you for entry if you can show how you will complete them prior to entering the second year of the Post-Degree B.Ed Program.
The Post-Degree B.Ed Program is a complete, self-contained program of 69 sem. hrs. However, students may be given up to 6 sem. hrs. of transfer credit for equivalent courses successfully completed at accredited post-secondary institutions. The Dean of Education makes final decisions about course equivalency.
The British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch (BCTRB) recognizes degrees from any AUCC member university or any provincially approved BA/BSc degree granting institution International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placements courses are recognized subject to specified minimum grades.
APPLYING FOR THE PROGRAM
TWU education students applying for the Professional Year or 5th Year: Download the application form and submit to the School of Education Office in the Vernon Strombeck Centre.
Students from other institutions applying to the 2 Year Post-Degree Program: Download the application form and submit to:
Post-Degree B.Ed. Program
School of Education
Trinity Western University
7600 Glover Road
Canada V2Y 1Y1