Thompson Rivers University

Early Childhood Education Diploma

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Program Information

School:Thompson Rivers University
Faculty:Faculty of Human, Social and Educational Development
Field of Study:Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Description:Prepare yourself for a vital role in child care with coursework that provides a mix of child development theory and hands-on experience, in both on-campus and community-based childcare programs. ECE includes three semesters of study, with specializations in Infant/Toddler and Special Needs available in the fourth semester.

Graduates embark on rewarding careers in half- or full-day child care programs, family child care, Head Start programs, Strong Start programs, and other child care facilities.

URL:Early Childhood Education Diploma at Thompson Rivers University
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $18,355
Careers:Early Childhood Educators and Assistants

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have BC Grade 12 or mature student status (or equivalent), and English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 73% or equivalent.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Work Experience
    Applicants are required to have a record of 25 hours of volunteer and/or work experience completed in a licensed group, preschool or childcare facility under the supervision of a certified Early Childhood Educator, and attend an Applicant Readiness Interview with the ECE faculty.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 08, 2021