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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.


Program Details

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.

Concentration

  • Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (120 credits)

See full degree requirements in the Undergraduate Calendar.

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