Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education Degree

Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development
School of Education & Childhood Studies

Credential
Bachelor

Program Highlights

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) offers students a range of academic and education courses that blend theory and practice in the early years, engaging with research and theory.

Three core threads are intertwined throughout the degree: Curriculum, Childhoods, and Leadership and Advocacy. Students are invited to engage in critically reflective practice, working to create classrooms of social justice and equity for children and families.

Courses in the first two years meet the requirements of MCFD for:

  • ECE Certificate to Practice
  • Infant/Toddler Certificate to Practice, and/or
  • Special Needs Certificate to Practice

The ECCE degree is a pathway to elementary teacher education programs at SFU and UBC.

  • Demonstrate pedagogical practices that are connected to contemporary theoretical approaches of learning, thinking and teaching in the field of early childhood care and education.
  • Work collaboratively with children, families, colleagues and community to provide relevant and responsive caring and educational experiences.
  • Use ethical pedagogical practices that demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to local and global issues related to early childhood care and education.
  • Engage in pedagogical practices that demonstrate mastery of the competencies required to be licensed and employed as an Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia.

Intakes

CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallBoth

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4,233 $1,134 $5,367
Year 2$3,778 $1,134 $4,911
Year 3$5,252 $1,134 $6,386
Year 4$5,790 $1,134 $6,924
Total$19,053 $4,536 $23,589

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

Program Requirements

ECCE 100-Level Courses

Total credits: 27.00

Required
EDUC 121Introduction to Centre Administration3.00 credits
EDUC 159Working with Young Children in Inclusive Group Settings3.00 credits
EDUC 166Child Development I3.00 credits
EDUC 168Child Development II3.00 credits
EDUC 173Curriculum Development I3.00 credits
EDUC 178Caring & Learning in Early Years Settings3.00 credits
EDUC 179Guiding Young Children3.00 credits
EDUC 183Curriculum Development II3.00 credits
EDUC 190Observing & Recording: Thinking with the E.L.F.3.00 credits

 

ECCE 200-Level Courses

Total credits: 18.50

Required
EDUC 240Advanced Child Development3.00 credits
EDUC 244Theoretical Perspectives3.00 credits
EDUC 251Centre Operations3.00 credits
EDUC 276Applied Theory - Practicum I3.00 credits
EDUC 277Applied Theory - Practicum II3.50 credits
EDUC 281Family, School and Community3.00 credits

 

ECCE 300-Level Courses

Total credits: 31.00

Required
EDUC 373Inquiry-Based Learning in ECCE3.00 credits
Choose 16.00 credits from the following list

Note: Students are required to take two of the following options for a minimum of 16 credits.

a) Infant Toddler (IT): EDUC 348 Program Planning, Physical Care and Safety for Infants and Toddlers (3.00 cr), and EDUC 349 Applied Theory Infant/Toddler Practicum (5.00 cr)8.00 credits
b) Inclusive Practice (IP): EDUC 354 Planning for Inclusive Practice (3.00 cr), and EDUC 390 Applied Theory: Inclusive Practice Practicum (5.00 cr)8.00 credits
c) Advanced Practice I: EDUC 381 Applied Theory: Advanced Practice in Early Years I (5.00 cr), and EDUC or department approved non-EDUC credits at the 100-level or higher (3.00 cr)8.00 credits
d) Advanced Practice II: EDUC 382 Applied Theory: Advanced Practice in Early Years II (5.00 cr), and EDUC or department approved non-EDUC credits at the 100-level or higher (3.00 cr)8.00 credits
e) Coursework: EDUC at the 300- or 400-level9.00 credits

 

ECCE 400-Level Courses

Total credits: 21.00

Required
EDUC 473Teacher as Researcher3.00 credits
EDUC 475Graduating Seminar6.00 credits
Choose 12.00 credits from the following list
EDUC 470Issues and Perspectives on Young Children, Families & ECCE3.00 credits
EDUC 471Leadership, Advocacy and Policy in ECCE3.00 credits
EDUC 472Contemporary Issues in ECCE3.00 credits
EDUC 473Teacher as Researcher3.00 credits
EDUC 474Social Justice and Ethics in ECCE3.00 credits
EDUC 476Atelierista Studies: Studio Research in ECCE3.00 credits
EDUC 477Atelierista Studies: Young Children and the Arts3.00 credits
EDUC 483Curriculum: Outdoor Environments II3.00 credits

 

Breadth Requirements

Total credits: 24.00

Required
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
ENGL or CMNS 100-level or higher3.00 credits
Quantitative/Analytical course3.00 credits
University-level Elective 100-level or higher15.00 credits

 

Total program credits: 121.50

Program Notes

Students starting in their baccalaureate degree on or after Fall 2018 and graduating on or after June 2022 must meet Cap Core graduation requirements in addition to their program requirements.

Important Dates

Application Dates

Sep 5, 2017 - Jun 20, 2018

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 9, 2018

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 27, 2018 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Sep 4, 2018 - Aug 6, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 8, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 19, 2019 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%) calculated on English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and three Academic Grade 12 courses. Admissions preference may be given to students with English Lit 12 as one of the three academic Grade 12 courses.

Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.


For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).

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