Associate of Arts (Early Childhood Education)

This programme is designed for those students who wish to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education, in addition to teaching as a paraprofessional. Students graduating with an Associate of Arts (Early Childhood Education) may transfer to a university abroad to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education.

As the programme includes opportunities for observations in private and public educational settings, students must submit the following:

  • SCARS Certification
  • Police Record Check
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Completed Medical Form
  • Completed Ministry of Education
  • Staff in Confidence Form

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Programme Details

CURRICULUM TOTAL CREDITS: 61-63

Year 1 

First semester - 16 credits

CSC 1110 Learning Strategies for Student Success 1
EDU 1102 Foundations of Early Childhood Education** 3
ENG 1111 Freshman Composition 3
Mathematics (1100-level) course of your choice.* 3
PSY 1101 Introduction to Psychology I 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology I 3

Second semester - 15-16 credits

EDU 1103 Introduction to Child Development** 3
ENG 1112 Literary Analysis 3
Natural Sciences course of your choice.* 3 or 4
PSY 1102 Introduction to Psychology II 3
SOC 1102 Introduction to Sociology II 3

Year 2

First semester - 15 credits

Humanities course of your choice.* 3
MAT 2233 Statistics I 3
Three (2000-level) Education courses. 9

Second semester - 15-16 credits

Humanities course of your choice.* 3
Natural Sciences course of your choice.* 3 or 4
One (2000-level) Education course. 3
EDU 2265 Early Childhood Education Experience** 6

*Before one can be enrolled in any course one must satisfy the prerequisites.
**Application deadline for EDU2265 is at the Second Semester break for Fall Semester and First Semester break for Spring Semester.


Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Science Options

Humanities

  • Art and Design
  • Art History
  • Education
  • Film
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish
  • Religious Studies
  • English Literature at 2000 level (excluding ENG 2212)


Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work;
  • Earth & Environmental Studies at 2000 level


Natural Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Environmental Studies
  • Physics

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