Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours): Admission Criteria

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours): Admission Criteria

  

Overview of Program
Graduates of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) program will have a comprehensive understanding of the issues and trends in early care and education for children from birth to 8 years old and be well prepared for the field of care and education for young children. This program on its own will not provide graduates with an Ontario Teacher Certificate. Rather, graduates of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) program are expected to take on positions that require a strong foundation in early care and education, or apply to one-year teacher education programs that lead to an Ontario Teaching Certificate (see Primary/Junior division information at http://www.brocku.ca/registrar/teacher-education/admission-criteria).
 
Minimum Credentials for Admission
  1. A COMPLETED Ontario (or equivalent) two-year Early Childhood Education Diploma (ECE) with a grade of ‘B’ (normally a calculated average of no less than 75% based on all credits completed within the ECE diploma program, excluding practicum grades).
  2. The following status with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators:
    • Ontario (Public) College Early Childhood Education Diploma - graduates:
      Prior to an admissions decision the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators Public Register must show a status of “current member”;
    • Ontario (Public) College Early Childhood Education Diploma - current students:
      Prior to an admissions decision evidence that application for entry to the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators Public Register has been submitted (evidence that you have applied would be an acknowledgement email or letter issued from the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators);
    • Out of Province* Early Childhood Education Diploma - current students or graduates:
      Prior to an admissions decision the Ontario College of Early Educators Public Register must show a status of “current member”.
  3. Any additional education credentials submitted as part of the application will be assessed by the Admissions Office and taken into consideration.
**Applicants who are not currently registered with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators and who were educated outside the Ontario college system, including out of province, U.S. and internationally educated individuals should contact the College directly for information regarding registration with the College. Brock University does not determine equivalency for out of province/U.S/international ECE credentials.
 
Transfer Credit Guidelines
Applicants who hold the ECE and either (1) current registration with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators OR (2) evidence that educational qualifications are being assessed by the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators will automatically receive a minimum of 7.0 credits toward the four-year, 20-credit Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours).
 
Applicants who present additional post-secondary credentials beyond the ECE diploma may be assessed for further transfer credit up to a maximum of 10.0 credits.
 
Admissions Inquiries: 
admissions@brocku.ca
 
Program Content Inquiries:
please email bece@brocku.ca

 

Brock student teaching in a youth class room.