How to Apply

Admission Requirements

The Early Childhood Educator Basic Certificate Stream and Early Childhood Educator Assistant Certificate require the following:

  • A minimum of two years post secondary education
  • A criminal record check
  • Completion of the application form, specifying the applicants interest in pursuing the ECE Certificate Stream

Students who have taken UBC courses towards a Certificate in ELL, KIND, EYC, or IDSC may be able to transfer up to 15 credits towards the Early Childhood Educator Basic Certificate Stream.
Students must apply independently to be admitted to other Certificate and Diploma programs. Up to 6 credits from the Early Childhood Educator Basic Certificate Stream may be applied to the MA or MEd in Early Childhood Education.

Application Process

Fill out the Application form, and submit it to the Teacher Education Office (TEO): ECE Certification Steam Application plus fee
Please see the Faculty of Education Diploma and Certificate programs webpage, under the ‘Admission and Registration Information‘ tab for full information about how to apply, how to register, fees, and transfer credits.

Applications to Early Childhood Educator Basic Certificate Stream are done through the Teacher Education Office (TEO). For information or assistance with admissions, contact:

Bette Shippam
Program Coordinator
Teacher Education Office

Please note that the University of British Columbia does not issue the BC Basic and Assistant ECE Certificates directly; students must apply for the certificate through the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development, using the coursework completed at UBC.