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 BSc that meets the requirements of the acceptable degree policy for certification in British Columbia.
During Year 1 of the program (September - April) you take 10 education courses such as principles of teaching and learning, teaching exceptional students in the classroom, curriculum planning, and assessment. 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 occur in public schools within a 30 km radius of 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, consider Trinity Western’s Concurrent B.Ed Program.
Applicants to the Post-Degree B.Ed Program are expected to have completed a BA or BSc 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 education (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. with approximately one third of the course devoted to Indigenous History.)
- 30 sem. hrs. of coursework in faculties other than Education
To meet professional certification requirements in B.C. for secondary education (8-12), your undergraduate degree must include:
- English (6 sem. hrs. including both composition and literature, with a minimum C average)
- Canadian History (3 sem. hrs. with approximately one third of the course devoted to Indigenous History).
- 24 sem. hrs. in at least one teachable subject area. This is required by BCTC. We recommend that students have two teachable areas, with a minimum of 24 sem. hrs. in each. 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 by May 1, prior to entering the first 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 Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (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 TWO YEAR Post Degree PROGRAM
The School of Education invites applications to the two year Post Degree B.Ed. program from early October to February 15, for the following Fall intake. Priority is given to those who submit a completed application by January 15 (all transcripts, recommendations received, etc.).
When applying, you must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
Admissions decisions are released after April 1.
To apply for the Post Degree program, use the general TWU application for undergraduate students. Note: the Post Degree program is considered an undergraduate program.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
English is the language of instruction at TWU. All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency in both oral and written academic English. Following BC Teacher Certification Branch requirements, international students must have a current IELTS or TOEFL test result with the following minimum scores.
- IELTS - 6.5 overall (with no band under 6, and a minimum of 7 on both the speaking and writing bands)
- TOEFL - 98 overall (with minimums of: 23 on reading / listening, 27 on speaking, and 25 on writing)
These scores are valid if the test date is within two years of expected enrollment month (September).
TWU's Post Degree program tuition rate is the same as for the Undergraduate programs.
The Post Degree program contains 69 semester hours of course work over two years:
- 32 semester hours in year one;
- 37 semester hours in year two.
Financial Aid is available through TWU's Financial Aid and Awards office.