Students in the BC ECE Basic Certificate Program will take part in three practica held at BC-licensed early childcare centres:
- ECED 490 – Early Childhood Education Practicum & Seminar I Prerequisites: ECED 400 and 438
- ECED 491 – Early Childhood Education Practicum & Seminar II Prerequisites: All of ECED 400, 401, 438, 490 and EPSE 406 (or other approved course)
- ECED 495 – Early Childhood Education Practicum & Seminar III Prerequisites: All of ECED 400, 401, 406, 407, 438, 490, 491 and EPSE 406 (or other approved course)
Criminal Record Checks
UBC is subject to the requirements of the Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA), which means that all students who are enrolled in programs that include a practicum component involving work with children or vulnerable adults will have to undergo a criminal record check before they will be permitted to register in the practicum. The CRRA Check must be carried out by the Criminal Record Review Program (CRRP) through UBC. See Criminal Record Checks, Office of the University Counsel, for more information.
If you are found to present a risk of physical or sexual abuse to children, or physical, sexual or financial abuse to vulnerable adults, as a result of the CRRA Check, you will not be permitted to register in the practicum. As practicum is required for this program, this means that you would not be able to complete the program and you may not graduate. Therefore, you should consider this requirement carefully before applying to, or continuing in, this program.
Upon admission to the BC ECE Basic Certificate program, all students should apply for a Criminal Record Check as soon as possible: