Diploma in Education – Early Years Education – Off-Campus

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Diploma in Education – Early Years Education – Off-Campus

Off-Campus Diploma (DEDU)

The Off-Campus Diploma program in Early Years Education is designed to fit the needs of working teachers and early childhood professionals who are interested in enriching their practices and deepening their knowledge about the education of children ages 4 to 9.

This program is being held in Richmond and invites applicants from all districts. See the schedule which highlights the off-campus, on-campus and online course delivery.

Program Highlights
  • Exploring contemporary research and innovative approaches in early years education
  • Designing classroom environments that support and sustain children’s creativity and holistic learning (indoor and outdoor)
  • Developing curriculum that is responsive to children’s curiosities and identities
  • Enriching play-based learning by including in-depth project work
  • Acquiring strategies and techniques for authentic assessment
  • Fostering relations between home, school and community in culturally and linguistically-diverse contexts
Program Benefits
  • Participating teachers develop a community of inquiry and network of support with peers and instructors.
  • Teachers who complete the EYE diploma can apply to Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) for a qualification upgrade.
  • Teachers who complete five ECED courses can apply to obtain a Certificate in Educating Young Children.

Schedule

The Early Years Education diploma is composed of 10 courses (30 credits) and can be completed over six terms (four winter and two summer terms).

Courses are taught by a knowledgeable and experienced team administered by UBC’s Institute for Early Childhood Education & Research.

  • Students registered in the Early Years Education diploma program must complete the required core courses:
  • ECED 405, ECED 420, ECED 421, ECED 438
  • 6 ECED courses will be offered at convenient off campus locations.
  • Winter courses will be scheduled on 6 Saturdays over a 13-week period each term.
  • Summer courses will be taught in a 2 week period (Monday through Friday) each July.
  • 4 additional courses will be offered online or on campus.

Course Rotation

Course offerings are subject to change, and to enrollment numbers.

FIRST YEAR
WINTER | Term 1
September–December, 2013
(6 Saturdays, off-campus)
ECED 405A: Foundations of Early Childhood Education (required core course)
WINTER | Term 2
January–April, 2014
(6 Saturdays, off-campus)
ECED 417: Supporting Learning in the Kindergarten Year
SUMMER | Term 2
July, 2014
(2 weeks, off-campus)
ECED 415: Supporting Learning in the Primary Years
SECOND YEAR
WINTER | Term 1
September–December, 2014
(6 Saturdays, off-campus)
ECED 421: Supporting Young Children Through Home, School, and Community Relationships (required core course)
WINTER | Term 2
January–April, 2015
(6 Saturdays, off-campus)
ECED 416: Kindergarten Curriculum
SUMMER | Term 2
July, 2015
(2 weeks, off-campus)
ECED 425: Special Topic in Early Childhood Education

Flexible options

In addition to the six courses offered off-campus, students registered in the Early Years Education diploma program must also complete these required core courses:

ECED Core Courses (Required) | Online
  • ECED 420: History of Early Childhood Education
  • ECED 438: Observation and Documentation in Early Childhood Settings

Current course offerings are listed in the UBC Course Calendar.

Students registered in the Early Years Education diploma program must choose two pre-approved electives:

Pre-Approved ECED Electives | Online
  • ECED 406: Early Learning Curriculum in the Pre-School Years
  • ECED 407: Supporting Early Learning in the Pre-School Years
  • ECED 439: Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs
  • ECED 440: Supporting Social and Communication Development in Infants and Young Children with Special Needs

Diploma in Education – Early Years Education – Off-Campus

Pre-Approved ECED Courses | On Campus
  • ECED 425: Advanced Studies in Early Childhood Education
  • ECED 480: Selected Topics in Early Childhood Education
  • ECED 380: Selected Topics in Infant Development and Supported Child Development
Other Pre-Approved Elective Courses
  • LLED 433: Drama in Education: Primary/Elementary Classrooms (On campus)
  • LLED 440: Using Canadian Children’s Literature in the Classroom (On campus)
  • EPSE 406: Typical and Atypical Development in Infants and Children (Online)
  • EDCP 328: Environmental Education | On Campus

Certificates

After completing five ECED courses, students may apply for either the Kindergarten Instruction Certificate or the Certificate in Educating Young Children.

Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement to request your certificate.

How to Apply

To register in courses offered for credit you must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education, Vancouver campus. If you are a UBC Okanagan students, or interested in a program offered by UBC Okanagan, please see Admission Categories below.
Application forms can be downloaded from the Teacher Education Office (TEO) website.

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For information or assistance with  admissions, contact:

Alya Zhukova
Undergraduate Admissions
Teacher Education Office
604.822.0165
alya.zhukova@ubc.ca


New UBC Students

  • Apply for admission through the Teacher Education Office, UBC Vancouver.
  • Check the Admission Categories below to determine what type of admission will fit your needs.
  • Download the application form.

Previous UBC Students

  • Apply for re-admission through the Teacher Education Office, UBC Vancouver
  • Download the application form.

Unclassified Students

If you wish to enroll in studies not intended to lead to a particular degree or diploma (such as a single course, a summer institute, or a 15-credit certificate program), you can apply as an Unclassified Student. Students with degrees who wish to register in education courses are admitted to the Faculty of Education as Unclassified, 5th year students, and typically already have a recognized degree.

Diploma Students

If you wish to complete a 30-credit UBC-conferred post-degree diploma, apply for admission in this category, and be sure to indicate the specific Diploma program you are applying to.

UBC-Okanagan Students (Cross-Campus Registration)

  • UBC-O students must contact Susan Currie for assistance in registering for UBC Vancouver Faculty of Education courses.
    • You must obtain approval in writing from UBC-Okanagan Faculty of Education advisor. Visit the UBC-Okanagan Academic Advising webpage for information.
    • Cross campus registration is intended for UBC Okanagan undergraduate students interested in taking some courses at the Vancouver campus. To be considered for registration at the Vancouver campus, Okanagan undergraduate students must meet certain criteria. Further information is provided on the Okanagan Campus Students website.
  • UBC-V students, interested in summer courses offered by UBC Okanagan, must contact Karen Ragoonaden for assistance in register in UBC Okanagan Faculty of Education courses.
    • UBC Vancouver Faculty of Education program students who are interested in taking courses at the Okanagan campus should contact the program advisor for approval: Bette Shippam, Teacher Education Office.

Please review UBC's requirements for demonstrating a minimum level of English language competency.

Once your application is accepted, you will receive a letter from the Teacher Education Office confirming your admission or re-admission, including your UBC student number and instructions on how to access information about your program through the Student Service Centre (SSC).



Download the admissions form here.

Tuition Fees

The current tuition rate for off-campus diploma programs in Education is $181.53 per credit.

Diploma tuition fees: $544.59 per 3-credit course (subject to change each year).

For detailed tuition information please refer to the UBC Calendar.

Tuition fees are in Canadian dollars, are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors, and are subject to change. Historically, this change has been a 2% increase per year (beginning in May).

Tuition Fee Certificates

Current UBC students may use Tuition Fee Certificates for this program. The certificate does not cover the cost of course materials or any other fees. Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement for more information:
604.822.2013 | pdce.educ@ubc.ca

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How to Register in Courses

  • Using your CWL ID and password, log in to the Student Service Centre (SSC).
  • Pay the registration deposit.
  • Follow the prompts to register in your course section(s).

For additional information on registering for courses, please visit the UBC Courses & Registration website.

2015 Summer

Advanced Studies in Early Childhood Education:
Reggio Inspired Practice in Early Years Classrooms Curriculum

ECED 425 (3.0 credits) | In Person – Richmond

View the course information, and register through the Student Service Centre (SSC).