ECED – Early Childhood Education

ECED – Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education (ECED) unit works across UBC’s Faculty of Education to offer a number of undergraduate and graduate programs focused on the early years (children from birth to age 9). ECED programs allow teachers, early childhood educators, and other early childhood education professionals to inquire into their work with young children, and offers opportunities to explore issues in early childhood research, theory, and practice.

Graduate Programs Sep. 2020 intake deadline: Jan. 31, 2020

Certificate Programs May 2020 intake deadline: Feb. 28, 2020

Visit How to Apply: Graduate Programs or How to Apply: BC ECE Assistant Certificate for more details.

ECED Courses

With the recent commitment to universal childcare in British Columbia, the demand for qualified Early Childhood Educators has never been higher. UBC’s BC Early Childhood Education Assistant & Basic Certificate program is offered 100% online, with practica in the Lower Mainland, allowing students the flexibility to work and manage other responsibilities while preparing for a rewarding career in Early Childhood Education!

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Alumni Profile: Rupi Rajwan

MEd Online, 2017

“It was a great experience! Each course offered practical knowledge for us to apply within our centres. Even though it was online, professors did a phenomenal job in building rapport with the students.”

“This program has enhanced my knowledge to dig deeper to learn more about the program and myself.”

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ECED News & Events

ECED 480O: Land and Young Learners: ECE Curriculum Outdoors

The Early Childhood Education program is pleased to announce a new course offering, ECED 480O, in January 2023: ECED 480O Special Course in Early Childhood Education: Land and Young Learners: Early Childhood Education Curriculum Outdoors 3 credits Online; Fully asynchronous with optional periodic small group check-in during the term January 9 – April 13, 2023 […]

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Info Session – MA & MEd On-campus Early Childhood Education Programs

Please join us for an information session to learn more about our on-campus Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Education (MEd) programs in Early Childhood Education at UBC:   Tuesday, November 1, 2022 5:00 – 6:00 PM PT Via Zoom   RSVP here   Zoom link will be sent on registration.

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2022 Graduate Summer Electives

Graduate students from diverse programs are invited to consider a possible Early Childhood elective this summer.

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