Early Childhood & Elementary Education (BA)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Our Department 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. Our program is renowned for its small classes and individual attention, the number and quality of carefully supervised internship placements in schools (beginning in the first year), the depth and variety of its course offerings, and the quality of instruction. Entrance into this program is highly competitive.
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 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.
- Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (120 credits)
Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements
- Quebec CEGEP: 26
- High School: B
- International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 29
- Baccalauréat français: 13
- British system of education (GCE):
- A-levels: At least two A-level exams CD or
- AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
- BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
- Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
- University Transfers (internal/external): B
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Admission to this program is only available for the Fall Term.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
- External applicants: Fill out the Undergraduate Application online. There is a $100 CAD fee. Then continue with the steps below.
- Internal applicants: Read and follow the instructions for a degree transfer. There is a $46 fee. Then continue with the steps below.
- Please note, internal applicants currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts (BA) do not need to complete this step.
- External applicants: upload this document online using the document type ‘Early Childhood and Elementary Application’.. You can also upload your documents by logging in to the Student Hub and going to My CU Account.
- 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’.
3. Obtain 3 referees (2 academic, 1 work-related)
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Department has several specialized facilities that support student engagement in the practical application of their studies. The Observation Nursery School plays an integral role in three of the teacher training courses in the Early Childhood and Elementary Education program.
Computers are integrated into all aspects of student life at the graduate and undergraduate levels and every seminar room is designed to support computer use by faculty members and students alike.
Students also benefit from the resources and support of the Concordia E.C.E.E. Association.