Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education Degree
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development
School of Education & Childhood Studies
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) offers students a range of academic and education courses that blend theory and practice in the early years, engaging with research and theory.
Three core threads are intertwined throughout the degree: Curriculum, Childhoods, and Leadership and Advocacy. Students are invited to engage in critically reflective practice, working to create classrooms of social justice and equity for children and families.
Courses in the first two years meet the requirements of MCFD for:
- ECE Certificate to Practice
- Infant/Toddler Certificate to Practice, and/or
- Special Needs Certificate to Practice
The ECCE degree is a pathway to elementary teacher education programs at SFU and UBC.
- Demonstrate pedagogical practices that are connected to contemporary theoretical approaches of learning, thinking and teaching in the field of early childhood care and education.
- Work collaboratively with children, families, colleagues and community to provide relevant and responsive caring and educational experiences.
- Use ethical pedagogical practices that demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to local and global issues related to early childhood care and education.
- Engage in pedagogical practices that demonstrate mastery of the competencies required to be licensed and employed as an Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia.
Tuition and Fees Per Year
Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.
Total program credits: 121.50
Students starting in their baccalaureate degree on or after Fall 2018 and graduating on or after June 2022 must meet Cap Core graduation requirements in addition to their program requirements.
Sep 5, 2017 - Jun 20, 2018
Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts
Jul 9, 2018
Fee Payment Deadline
Aug 27, 2018 4 p.m.
Sep 4, 2018 - Aug 6, 2019
Note: Dates are subject to change.
BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%) calculated on English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and three Academic Grade 12 courses. Admissions preference may be given to students with English Lit 12 as one of the three academic Grade 12 courses.
Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).