New students are accepted in the Early Childhood Education program for on-campus delivery for the Fall (September) term. Students wishing to enroll for the Winter (January) term may take courses in a revised curriculum based on course availability.
This admission may result in a three term curriculum for the completion of the certificate. Courses are also open on an individual basis for part-time study. Students completing the program through part-time study are accepted for terms beginning Fall (September), Winter (January) or Spring (May). Students choosing this route must contact the ECE program to plan their program.
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of 60 percent in English Language Arts (ELA) 30-1 (or a minimum 65 percent in ELA 30-2) and 60 percent in a Grade 12 Social Science course (Psychology, Sociology or Social Studies).
Applicants are required to have successfully completed a one-year Early Childhood Education Certificate or equivalent from a recognized college, in order to enter the Early Childhood Education Diploma program.
Applicants lacking academic prerequisites can seek Alternate Admission. Alternate Admission applicants are required to successfully complete an admissions assessment in reading comprehension, sentence skills, and arithmetic (out-of-town testing is also available) to ensure they are best prepared for success in this program.
Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.