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Early Childhood Education Minor

The Early Childhood Education Minor provides students with foundational knowledge of the field of Early Childhood, as a component of coursework within their undergraduate studies.

The Early Childhood Education Minor is pertinent and relevant for students who are seeking to enhance their understanding of the field of early childhood education, focusing on children from birth through age eight and their families. It is anticipated that those students considering a career working with young children in the field of early childhood education, early childhood development, social work, psychology or health services will find the Early Childhood Education Minor of value.

Program Governance and Administration

The Early Childhood Education Minor is under the mandate of the Faculty of Education and the supervision of the Dean of Education.

Placement in observation work (e.g., classroom observation work in ED 199) is coordinated by the Field Experiences Coordinator, Bachelor of Education (After Degree).

Program Requirements

18-24 credits required, to include:

a) ED 199 Introduction to the Profession of Teaching

b) EDPS 200 Educational Psychology for Teaching

c) PESS 293 Introduction to the Movement Activities of Children Aged 5-12

d) EDFD 211 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

e) EDFD 321 Children’s Literature in the Elementary Classroom or ENG 399 Classics of Children’s Literature in English

f) EDFD 341 Concepts of Childhood in History

g) 0-6 credits from:

  • EDPS 341 Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth
  • HIS 369—Indigenous Peoples and Canada since 1800
  • MUED 213 Music Education for Young Children
  • PESS, PACT, PAT, or DAN courses.

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