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Shape the future. Experience the magic and mystery of the world through the eyes of a child. As an educator, you’ll nurture children and inspire them to explore their surroundings. A BA in Early Childhood and Elementary Education gives you an educational foundation for teaching children aged two to 12.
In a curriculum that combines theory and fieldwork, you’ll have the opportunity to observe experienced teachers and teach classes as a student teacher. You’ll follow a core education curriculum and take electives in the teaching of values, second languages and human, social and natural sciences. You’ll also:
Our students graduate ready to enter Quebec classrooms, and are eligible for certification from the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.
The Department of Education offers one of Canada's finest undergraduate teacher certification programs, a 4-year BA, Specialization in ECEE that leads to permanent certification to teach in Quebec schools. This program is designed for students wishing to teach preschool through Grade 6.
The Bachelor of Arts degree with a Specialization in ECEE takes a minimum of four years (120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
The programme requires 93 credits for the Specialization programme plus 27 elective credits. The 93 credits involve a stimulating and well-balanced group of selections from three areas: theory courses, method courses, and internships.
The internships will be undertaken in preschool, kindergarten, primary and elementary level classes. The programme has a strong emphasis on child development. We believe that it is important to know how children grow and develop in order to better meet their needs. To facilitate this, the internships progress from preschool to higher elementary placements.
If required, TOEFL iBT min. score of 90 or IELTS min. score of 7.
See Application procedure.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.
March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
Admission to this program is available for the Fall Term only.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
1. Apply for Admissions online. You can also submit your application by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account.
2. Complete the Additional Information application form / Renseignements Complémentaires
3. Obtain 3 referees (2 academic, 1 work-related)
Download Reference form (English) / Téléchargez formulaire de référence (Français)
Referees can e-mail the forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your referees to send their letter of recommendation and reference form.
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Quebec residents who enroll in this program and meet the eligibility criteria may apply for funding of $2,500 per term through the Quebec Perspective Bursary (Bourse Perspective Quebec).
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
Graduates are prepared to take on challenging roles as educators and administrators in Quebec schools or pursue graduate studies in education, child studies, psychology or social work.
Enrich a child’s life through activities that engage and inspire them. This program gives you a strong foundation for working with children while offering the flexibility to bring your passion for other fields such as art, music, drama, exercise science, or second languages into an educational or community milieu.
Department of Education
Faculty of Arts & Science
Art educators help students of all ages appreciate and create visual art in classrooms and community centres. As a student artist, you’ll choose from a comprehensive list of artistic disciplines and find faculty to foster your talent no matter what your interest.
Department of Art Education
Faculty of Fine Arts
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