Early Childhood Studies - BA
Is it for you?
This program provides in-depth knowledge of child development from birth through age eight. You’ll study physiological, psychological and social perspectives and develop understanding and skills pertaining to family support, early childhood education, arts, literacy and disabilities in young children.
Field education each year, international placement and research opportunities and the chance to apply to a consecutive BEd program with York University will prepare you to work with children, families and professionals in a variety of settings.
Tuition and fees 2023-2024
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Ontario students fees range: $7,280 - $7,753
Out-of-province students fees range: $7,996 - $8,661
International students fees range: $33,423 - $34,665
Part-time format (one to eight or more courses)
Ontario students fees range: $928 - $5,420
Out-of-province students fees range: $1,013 - $6,095
International students fees range: $3,467 - $25,730
Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.
You’ll be prepared to work with children, families and professionals in a wide range of settings including:
- Kindergarten classrooms
- Child care centres
- Early intervention services
- Family resource centres
- Children’s hospitals
- Multi-service agencies
- Family support work
- Foster support work
- Early childhood education settings
- Professional studies with a two-year bachelor of education, or pursue graduate studies in related fields such as early childhood studies, speech and language pathology, policy, and paediatric psycho-social care
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program-specific requirements.
Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:
- English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
- One grade 11 U or M or Grade 12 U or M mathematics or science course (one of MCF3M, MCR3U, SCH3U, SPH3U, SBI3U, SNC3M, MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U, PSE4U/PSK4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U, SES4U, SNC4M, SVN3M)
- Note: the minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 70% range) will be determined subject to competition
Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
- Early Childhood Education Diploma from a public Ontario college with a minimum 3.0/B/70% cumulative GPA
- All applicants must have completed three lower-level one-term (or equivalent) liberal studies courses at the university level with minimum B- (70%) grades. Please note the following liberal studies restrictions:
- College General Education courses cannot be used as substitutions for university-level liberal studies courses
- One of the lower-level liberal studies courses must be an English subject
- These courses cannot be part of the ECE diploma studies
- These courses cannot be an introductory-level psychology or sociology
- Note: Graduates of two-year Early Childhood Education diploma programs from outside Ontario will be assessed on an individual basis
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- Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.