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.
Explore issues in early childhood research, theory, and practice with our interdisciplinary and faculty-wide Masters programs.
Learn to critically examine theoretical frameworks, approaches and issues related to early childhood education.
Enrich your knowledge and learn to design optimal and inclusive early learning experiences that foster children’s development.
ECED CoursesWith 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!
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.”
ECED News & Events
Graduate students from diverse programs are invited to consider a possible Early Childhood elective this summer.
The Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Registry website has launched new website content with a new look and updated application packages and forms.
Join us for the hybrid 2022 Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) Conference on June 23-26, 2022.
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