ECED – Early Childhood Education

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 News & Events

Record number of MEd ECE grad cross the convocation stage

In May 2023, 39 students graduated from the UBC Faculty of Education's Master of Education (MEd) in Early Childhood Education with almost 20 coming to campus to cross the convocation stage.

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UBC launches early childhood education certificate program for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Beginning in September, adult learners who are Deaf or hard of hearing can enroll in a B.C. early childhood education basic certificate program that has been adapted to meet their learning needs. It’s the first program of its kind in Canada.

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Alumni Profile: Rupi Rajwan

Student 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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