ECED Minor

Bachelor of Arts with a Minor in Education, Early Childhood Education Specialization

The Minor in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education is a program with a minimum of 30 credits (but no more than 48 credits) at the 300-level or above in early childhood education. The Early Childhood Specialization, designed for individuals interested in teaching young children has two options, birth – age 5, and ages 5 – 8. Students in both options take seven core courses (21 credits) plus 9 credits of approved electives. Students interested in taking more than the minimum 30 credits may choose additional electives related to early childhood education from the list of additional electives.

Program of Study Credits
Core courses (required) 18
Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECED 400) 3
Supporting Young Children’s Health and Well-Being in Early Childhood Settings (ECED 401) 3
Early Learning Curriculum in the Pre-School Years (ECED 406) 3
Supporting Early Learning in the Pre-School Years (ECED 407) 3
History of Early Childhood Education (ECED 420) 3
Supporting Young Children Through Home, School, and Community Relationships (ECED 421) 3
Electives 12
Supportive Arts courses at the 300-400 level* 12
Total 30

* Arts subject courses must be chosen in consultation with Arts Advising, preferably prior to declaration.

Please note: The minor does not qualify students to teach in the BC K-12 system. Please visit the UBC Teacher Education Program website for information on the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program and teacher certification by the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB).