Why study Early Childhood and Elementary Education?
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:
Examine Canadian social policy and its impact on children and families
Study the physical, emotional and psychological development of children aged two to 12
Study educational psychology and philosophy
Learn methods of teaching first and second languages, mathematics and social sciences
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 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.
Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (120 credits)
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.
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.
Interview (Due to COVID-19, an interview is no longer required for Fall 2020 applicants.)
If required, TOEFL iBT min. score of 90 or IELTS min. score of 7.
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.
March 1 (all applicants)*
Admission to this program is available for the Fall Term only.
External applicants: Upload the form via the Application Centre in MyConcordia, using the document type ‘Early Childhood and Elementary Application’.
Internal applicants (currently enrolled in a BA): go to your ‘To Do List’ via your Student Center, and click ‘Upload document’ to submit the additional information form, using the document type ‘Early Childhood and Elementary Application’.
*Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your referees to send their letter of recommendation and reference form.
Additional Information for Applicants
Student ID #
If you were a student at Concordia, you will have a Student ID number.
For new students, the Concordia Student ID is ONLY generated when an admission application is "submitted and finalized". After finalizing the application the Student ID number will be on the email the University sends to you.
If you haven't submitted or finalized the application, please indicate the application number on the Reference Form instead
Selected applicants will be notified via e-mail for an interview. The day and time will be provided. Interviews are conducted by faculty members and will last approximately 35 minutes.
After your degree
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.
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.