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|
* 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).