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FAQ

  1. What is a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) program?
  2. What are some of the advantages of completing a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) program?
  3. What are some of the career options after completing a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education program?
  4. Who can apply?
  5. I obtained my ECE diploma 15 years ago and have been working in the field since. Can I still apply to this program?
  6. How do I apply?
  7. When do classes start?
  8. What are the fees?
  9. Am I eligible for OSAP funding?
  10. Once accepted, how do I register for courses?
  11. Is the program offered as a part-time option?
  12. What if I am interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Education and Ontario Teacher Certification?
  13. What if I am thinking about pursuing a Master of Education degree?
  14. I am a mature student what kind of support is available?
  15. Is there an orientation for the program?
  16. What does limited enrolment mean?
  17. Where can I get more general information about admissions to Brock?

 

What is a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) program?
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) program recognizes the significance and importance of specialized and knowledgeable individuals in the theoretical foundations and pedagogy of Early Childhood Education to meet the needs of caring and educating for Canada’s youngest citizens (birth to 8 years of age). The program will provide students with valuable transformative experiences by having both on campus and community-based learning experiences as well as opportunities to reflect on practices in the field, and time to critically examine the application and implication of theories of development, teaching and learning.

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What are some of the advantages of completing a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) program?
A Bachelor of Early Childhood Education will prepare graduates for a diverse array of positions that require a strong foundation in early care and education or apply to graduate studies or to teacher education programs that lead to an Ontario Teaching Certificate. Graduates will benefit from specialized foundational and core knowledge of child development and early childhood pedagogy as well have the opportunity to engage in practical experiences in a diverse array of early learning contexts, such as community based placements, Aboriginal contexts, early childhood centers, schools and Early Learning-Kindergarten programs. This inquiry based program will emphasize reflective practice, grounded and emergent methodologies encouraging thoughtful practice.

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What are some of the career options after completing a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education program?
A BECE degree provides an academic background which can be applied to a wide variety of careers related to children. Examples of positions open to students with relevant experience; full-day early learning environments, child care centres, Ontario Early Years Centres, family resources centres, organizations that offer support services for families and young children. Students are encouraged to consult with Career Services.

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Who can apply?
Anyone with a two year diploma in early childhood education from a Community College with the required standing (cumulative 75% average) is eligible to apply.

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I obtained my ECE diploma 15 years ago and have been working in the field since. Can I still apply to this program?
Regardless of when you obtained your diploma qualification you are eligible to apply as long as you meet the admission requirements.

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How do I apply?
All full-time applicants please use the OUAC 105 application: www.ouac.on.ca (Please note: September entry only).

Important!! The OUAC 105 application costs approximately $160 and is non-refundable. If applicants wish to apply for part-time study they should use the Brock Internal application ($45):
Part-time application please visit admissions.

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When do classes start?
For registration information, important dates and further details, please refer to the Registrar’s Office.

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What are the fees?
This program follows the standard undergraduate fee structure at Brock University. Tuition fees for Brock courses are tax deductible.
For additional information regarding fees visit finance.

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Am I eligible for OSAP funding?
You may be eligible for OSAP funding. For information visit Student Awards and Financial Aid.

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Once accepted, how do I register for courses?
Along with your Offer of Admission, you will receive an Academic Advising and Registration Guide that will direct you to the web-based course registration system. All course registration is completed via the Brock Student Portal.
Please register early to avoid course cancellations and/or late registration fees. Visit the Registrar.

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Is the program offered as a part-time option?
Yes part-time options are available. However, the program was designed as an integrated and holistic experience of course work and internships. Therefore, to optimally benefit from the program full time studies are recommended. Anyone interested in part-time options should schedule a meeting with a program coordinator prior to enrolment.

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What if I am interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Education and Ontario Teacher Certification?
You need to ensure that you adhere to the admission requirements of any BEd/Teacher Certification program in any University of your choosing. For information on the admission requirements for Brock University’s BEd/Teacher Certification program visit the Registrar.
For the Faculties of Education in Ontario a great resource is the TEAS booklet available to download from the website. web-site.

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What if I am thinking about pursuing a Master of Education degree?
Graduates of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education program are eligible and encouraged to apply for admission into the MEd degree program.
Additional information about the admission requirements for the MEd.

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I am a mature student what kind of support is available?
Brock University offers a variety of student services including services specifically designed to support mature students.

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Is there an orientation for the program?
Yes, prior to the start of the of the first day of classes each fall an orientation program will be offered to familiarize students with the scope and goals of the program, student expectations, and campus life. For more information see events posted on the BECE site (current students).

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What does limited enrolment mean?
There are a prescribed number of positions available in this program. Students must apply and be accepted to the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Program. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.

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Where can I get more general information about admissions to Brock?
Check out the FAQ page for the university through the Office of the Registrar.

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