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Certification by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development provides students with a basic foundation of the knowledge and skills needed to work in early childhood educational settings (ages birth to 5 years).
Graduates from this program can work as Early Childhood Educators once they apply for and are granted a certificate from the BC ECE Registry in the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Please Note: The BC ECE Basic certificate is specific to ECED professionals practicing in the province of British Columbia only, and may not meet inter-provincial or international requirements. It is up to the individual to contact the specific Early Childhood Education credentialing body in the location where they wish to work to determine if this program meets their needs.
Students in the BC ECE Basic Certificate program will also complete the requirements to graduate with a Diploma in Early Years Education (EYED).
The BC ECE Basic Certificate program consists of 39 credits (13 courses) of prescribed online courses and 9 credits of in-person practicum courses held at BC-licensed early childcare centres (48 credits total). Most practica will take place in the Lower Mainland. Once students are admitted, they can discuss with their advisor the potential for a rural or non-Lower Mainland practicum.
This 32-month part-time program has been designed to accommodate working students. Note, students may opt to expedite the program with a full-time schedule to complete the program earlier (minimum completion time is 16-20 months).
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Student Reviews (2)
12 hour clinical rotations and school work, keeping up with exercise and a social life -- it's all stressful. UBC will push you, because hospitals will push you. I volunteered at BC Children's before applying to get an idea of what I was getting into. ...
12 hour clinical rotations and school work, keeping up with exercise and a social life -- it's all stressful. UBC will push you, because hospitals will push you. I volunteered at BC Children's before applying to get an idea of what I was getting into. I recommend you do the same.
I am in year three and started in biology. The UBC-Vancouver program goes for 20 months. Okanagan has a direct entry program if you want to start in nursing right away. Both are really good programs and I'm happy to be here. The acceptance rate is around 20% each year.
Talking to people ahead of me in the program and recent grads, I know there will be excellent work opportunities waiting for me when I graduate. Just make sure you know what you are signing up for!
The master of data science at UBC was developed by the university's Computer Science and Statistics Departments to give students interested in data science a fast track to a great career. I'm just starting the degree, but so far I'm impressed by the st...
The master of data science at UBC was developed by the university's Computer Science and Statistics Departments to give students interested in data science a fast track to a great career. I'm just starting the degree, but so far I'm impressed by the students in my cohort, who are not only smart but passionate about applying what they learn to their careers and various research interests. I chose the program because of how practical I thought it would be compared to some other master's programs. The schedule so far is intense, with courses packed into two and four-week sessions that us cover topics in depth. I'll come back to leave a longer review after I graduate, but so far I'm very glad I chose this program.