School of Education &  
Childhood Studies 

Early Childhood Care and  
Education Diploma 
2 years (62.5 credits)  

Full-time and part-time 

Starts in September and January

DESCRIPTION

Provides students with the competencies and

knowledge required to work with children under

the age of five in licensed preschools and

daycare centres. Offers students an opportunity

to examine historical and contemporary

understandings of child care, education,

families and childhood. As part of the diploma,

students will complete the following credentials:

Early Childhood Care and Education certificate

and Infant Toddler certificate or Special  

Needs certificate.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High school graduation or equivalent.* English

12 or English 12 First Peoples. Recommended:

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%)

calculated on English 12 or English 12 First

Peoples and three academic Grade 12 courses.

Admission preference may be given to students

with English Lit 12 as one of the three academic

Grade 12 courses.

Early Childhood Care and  
Education Pathway
8 months (30 credits) full-time 

Starts in September

DESCRIPTION

Offers international students intensive English

for Academic Purposes (EAP) language training

along with Early Childhood Care and Education

(ECCE) courses. Ladders into an ECCE diploma

or degree.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High school graduation or equivalent.*  

Students must produce evidence of their

English language proficiency. See page 30 for

methods of demonstrating proficiency.

EDUCATION, HEALTH &  

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Bachelor of Early Childhood Care  
and Education Degree 
4 years (121.5 credits)  

Full-time and part-time 

Starts in September

DESCRIPTION

Offers advanced perspectives on Early  

Childhood Care and Education practice,

encouraging graduates to continue to develop

their abilities as outstanding educators and

partners in children’s lives.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High school graduation or equivalent.*  

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%)

calculated on English 12 or English 12 First

Peoples and three academic Grade 12 courses.

Admission preference may be given to students

with English Lit 12 as one of the three academic

Grade 12 courses.

Early Childhood Care and Education 
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma 
1 year (30 credits)  

Full-time and part-time 

Starts in September

DESCRIPTION

Allows students with undergraduate degrees

to study to gain new skills and broaden their

knowledge in order to advance their career,

change career direction, and deepen their

understanding of early childhood politics and

pedagogy. This program is most relevant to

those holding a Professional Certificate with

the B.C. Ministry of Education.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Completion of a recognized bachelor’s degree

(or equivalent) with a minimum graduation

grade point average of 2.0. Applicants may be

required to attend an interview; letter of

interest/intent.

Education Assistant Certificate 
20 months (30 credits)  

Part-time 

Starts in August

DESCRIPTION

Prepares students to work with children or

adolescents who present with a wide range of

abilities, under the supervision of teachers in

elementary and secondary schools.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High school graduation or equivalent.* English

12 or English 12 First Peoples; Foundations of

Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11 or Apprenticeship

and Workplace Math 11; information session;

assessed based on an interview and relevant

experience working with children and adoles-

cents; covering letter; resumé; three reference

letters; clear criminal records search; Standard

First Aid and CPR certificates; TB test.

*Forhighschoolgraduation,EnglishandMathequivalencies,

aswellasEnglishlanguageproficiencyrequirements(e.g.,

TOEFL,ELA,IELTS,CAEL,PTE),seepage30-31.

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