The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (GCES) is designed to help students develop the English language and academic skills necessary to succeed in the Thompson Rivers University’s Master of Education (MED) graduate program.
Obtaining a GCES certificate can provide diversity in future employment directions; for example, in all levels of education system management and teaching (primary – university), education project director, academic researcher, education consultant, teaching director, dean, etc.
Download the RBCo – TRU pathway program brochure.
Program length: 8 months
Program start dates: January / May / September
Program type: Blended
Transition to Thompson Rivers University’s MEd after graduating from the GCES program
Small instructor-led classes
Four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
GPA of 2.5 on a 4-point scale
IELTS 5.5 (no bands below 5.0), or TOEFL 530 (paper-based test), or 197（computer-based test), or 71 (IBT)
Letter of intent (250 words)
Three letters from professional or academic referees
Royal Bridge College is located in the centre of Coquitlam, BC. It has an independent teaching building, a beautiful living environment, and convenient transportation. Royal Bridge College is the only teaching facility offering programming taught by Thompson Rivers University faculty in the Great Vancouver Area.
At TRU, student success is our priority. We empower our students to reach their goals with on-campus and online learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.
Applications for the Royal Bridge College, Thompson Rivers University pathway program for 2021 are now open.
Documents required for student applications include: