Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership

Fanshawe College, Canada

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 49,416

Course Accredited By

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  • 120 Weeks
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
*This course is also offered parttime
The education and early years landscape is rapidly evolving and requires successful and passionate leaders. Begin your journey with the innovative Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership program.
This four-year early childhood education degree program will prepare you with a solid foundation in child development, pedagogy, human relationships, curriculum development and leadership skills. You will participate in applied learning, case studies, research and field placements in the community. All this culminates in one fourteen week-internship before your final year of studies, followed by your final year capstone research project. Your studies and experiences in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education program will provide you not only with your Bachelor's in child development, but also with the necessary skill set to graduate and move forward into various leadership roles.

This innovative four-year honours baccalaureate program offers students studies in early childhood development and pedagogy, human relationships, curriculum development and leadership skills. Students develop the necessary skills to engage as pedagogical leaders in a diverse range of roles in the evolving disciplines within early years education and care. A key component of this degree is the applied learning that takes place in ideal size classrooms focusing on case studies, research, interpersonal communication, advocacy and leadership skills. Students complete two field practicums in first and second year in addition to a fourteen-week intensive Internship between third and fourth year. International internships are offered on a limited basis for qualifying students. In final year graduating students participate in a major capstone course that provides students the opportunity to integrate their practical experiences and knowledge in a supervised research project. Opportunities for graduating students include positions as Registered Early Childhood Educators in childcare, JK, SK, supervisory roles, ECL leaders in social service agencies or Ministry of Education. Students may further their studies in B.Ed. programs (Teacher College) at Canadian universities as well as internationally. Graduates may also pursue studies in Master of Education, Master of Social Work and Master of Arts.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

OSSD with courses from the University (U) or University/College (M) stream WITH:
- Grade 12 English (U)
(Note: minimum final grade required is 65)
- Mathematics ONE OF:
- Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology* (C)
- Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics* (C)
- Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
- Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
- Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U) 

OR

- Any Grade 12 Science (U) or (M)
- Plus four additional Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses; *applicants applying with Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) or Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C) must have five additional Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses
- Final minimum average of 65.0% based on the highest six Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses

OR

Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grade stated above

OR

Post-Secondary Standing** (if applicable)

English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 7.0 with no score less than 6.5 in reading and listening and a score of 7.0 in writing and speaking, with test results within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 65, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 185 with no score les than 176 in reading and listening and 185 in writing and speaking, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

LEVEL 1
In addition to the following mandatory courses, please refer to the Non-Core Level 1 requirement below
Human Development-Foundations 
Personal Wellness 
Observing, Recording & Assessing 
Interpersonal Communication 
Principles to Practice in Early Years 

Group 2
LEVEL 2
In addition to the following mandatory courses please refer to the Non-Core Level 2 requirement below
Human Development-The Early Years 
Wellness & the Young Child 
Field Practicum 1 
Curriculum for Early Learning 
Field Seminar 1

Group 3
LEVEL 3
Human Development to Late Adult 
Philosophy & History of ECE 
Family Studies-Research & Application 

Group 4
LEVEL 3 
Reflection & Critical Thinking 
Intro to Early Childhood Leadership 

Group 5
LEVEL 4
Human Development-Relationships 
Organizational Structure 
Field Placement 
Field Seminar 
Inclusive Practice 

Group 6
LEVEL 4 
Curriculum for Young Children
Evidence-Based Prac in Early Childhood 

Group 7
LEVEL 5
Quality Assurance in ECE 
Leadership in Learning Organizations 
Leadership in a Tech World 
Healthy Community-Advocacy & Leadership 
Applied Research Methods 

Group 8
LEVEL 6
Human Development-Current Topics
Managing Projects 
Curriculum Leadership in ECE Prgms 
Internship Seminar 

Group 9
LEVEL 7
Research in Early Childhood 
Solutions for Early Childhood Leadership 
ECE Program & System Delivery 

Group 10
LEVEL 8
In addition to the following mandatory courses, please refer to the Non-Core Level 8 requirement below
Current Issues-Leadership for Quality 
Social Policy in Canada 

Group 11
Internship (Co-op Work Term)
Usually Completed after Level 6
Internship
 

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