Courses

Information for Online Courses

Canvas Online Learning Platform

Canvas is UBC’s primary learning management system for delivering online course content. Learn more about Canvas with these Canvas tips from the ETS office.

Best Practices

  • Before the start of term, log into Canvas (canvas.ubc.ca), view your course and read information provided by the instructor. If you do not see the course in Canvas, please contact us at online.educ@ubc.ca.
  • Check that UBC addresses are on your e-mail “safe” list (i.e., not going into ‘Spam’ or ‘Trash’) as UBC is not responsible for re-sending returned message or for the consequences of a message not received.
  • Once term starts, routinely check your email or Canvas for communication from your instructor. Most instructors will reach out to students a few days before the term starts or on the day of. In the exceptional event that you have not received any communication from your instructor after the first few days of the term, please contact us at online.educ@ubc.ca.

Withdrawal

Students are responsible for managing their registration. Each term, students can add, drop or change courses on the Student Service Centre (SSC) Portal in accordance with UBC’s withdrawal deadlines (see students.ubc.ca/enrolment/registration/course-change-dates).

Please note, non-participation in Canvas and/or deleting your name from the Canvas course site does not constitute withdrawal from a course. Official withdrawal must be done via SSC.

Resources/Supplies

Waitlists

Due to the demand for our courses we have a waitlist for classes that are full. Please sign up for the waitlist section of the course.

Please be aware of the following provisions impacting ECED waitlists:

  1. Registration for a course is blocked once all sections of that course in that term are full. Once blocked, students will be prevented from registering and should register for the corresponding waitlist section (please note, there is one wait list section per course as opposed to one per section).
  2. Waitlists work on a priority basis; if seats become available, priority will be given to students registered in the following programs: 1st – ECED MA/MEd (subject to seat availability for graduate students in a given section), all DEDU/Certificate, Arts Minor in in Education – Early Childhood Education, 2nd – Unclassified, Visiting, 3rd - BEd, BSc Kinesiology (3rd and 4th year), 4th – 3rd and 4th year from any faculty/program, 5th – 2nd and 1st year from any faculty/program. Any additional remaining seats will be assigned to students by order in which they registered.
  3. Students will be moved into the course from the waitlist as seats become available. Please note, students will be moved into the first available section without consideration for instructor preferences, etc.
  4. Students are responsible for checking the SSC to confirm/validate registration. If a student has been moved to a course from a waitlist and no longer wishes to be in the course they are responsible for removing themselves from the appropriate section in advance of any withdrawal deadlines.
  5. Waitlists will be monitored on a routine basis. If you see a space available in a blocked course this means that students have not yet been moved that day or that someone has dropped the course after students were moved that day. In the latter case, the seat(s) will be assigned on the next possible day.
  6. In most cases, waitlists will continue to be active and monitored only for the first part of the term. In the case of the Winter terms, they will be active and monitored until the end of the first Friday of the term. In the case of Summer terms, they will be active and monitored until the end of the second day of the term.

If you have questions, please contact online.educ@ubc.ca.

Course Listings

To view courses in upcoming sessions, please check the UBC Course Schedule.

Undergraduate Courses

Winter 2021

ECED400 Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care Sections

ECED401 Supporting Young Children's Health and Well-Being in Early Childhood Settings Sections

ECED405 Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education Sections

ECED406 Early Learning Curriculum in the Pre-School Years Sections

The development of pre-kindergarten programs with reference to recent research, theories of early learning, and curriculum trends and practices.

ECED407 Supporting Early Learning in the Pre-School Years Sections

Planning and implementing pre-kindergarten learning experiences; resources, materials, curriculum integration, evaluation, scheduling, and classroom design.

ECED416 Kindergarten Curriculum Sections

The development of kindergarten programs with reference to recent research, theories of early learning, curriculum trends and practices, and the place of kindergarten in contemporary education.

ECED417 Supporting Learning in the Kindergarten Year Sections

Designing environments, experiences, activities, instruction, and assessment to foster children's learning in the kindergarten year.

ECED420 History of Early Childhood Education Sections

Political and social factors which influenced movements and trends in early childhood education in North America, pre-kindergarten through primary.

ECED421 Supporting Young Children Through Home, School, and Community Relationships Sections

ECED438 Observation and Documentation in Early Childhood Settings Sections

ECED439 Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs Sections

(Formerly EPSE 420).

ECED440 Supporting Social and Communication Development in Infants and Young Children with Special Needs Sections

(Formerly EPSE 440).

ECED442 Supporting Indigenous Infants and Young Children within the Context of Their Communities Sections

ECED490 Early Childhood Education Practicum and Seminar I Sections

Pass/Fail.

ECED491 Early Childhood Education Practicum and Seminar II Sections

Pass/Fail.

ECED495 Early Childhood Education Practicum and Seminar III Sections

Pass/Fail.

Graduate Courses

Winter 2021

ECED508A Review of Research in Early Childhood Education - REV RES IN ECED Sections

ECED531 Supporting Young Children's Social Emotional Learning in Early Childhood Programs Sections

ECED565A Special Course in Early Childhood Education - SP CRS ECE Sections

ECED580A Problems in Early Childhood Education - PROB IN ECE Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

ECED580B Problems in Early Childhood Education - PROB IN ECE Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

ECED585E Advanced Seminar on Research in Early Childhood Education - RES EARLY CHLDHD Sections

ECED585F Advanced Seminar on Research in Early Childhood Education - RES EARLY CHLDHD Sections

ECED590A Graduating Project - GRADUATING PRJCT Sections

Pass/Fail.

ECED590E Graduating Project - GRADUATING PRJCT Sections

Pass/Fail.

ECED599A Master's Thesis - MASTER'S THESIS Sections


42771778545_83ec2161c2_k Spring & Summer Institutes

The UBC Faculty of Education offers Spring and Summer Institutes each year for credit or non-credit, providing a unique opportunity for ECE students to take part in an intensive and immersive learning experience. Ranging from one to three weeks in length, Institutes are developed and taught by faculty members from different departments within the Faculty of Education or other subject area experts, and cover a range of topics.

For more information on current Spring and Summer Institute offerings, visit the Professional Development Community Engagement Institutes page. We work on new ideas for Institutes every year, so if you have an idea for a new Institute, please contact us!

PDCE Institutes