|Degree:||Bachelor; Co-op; Honours|
|Field of Study:||Early Childhood Education and Teaching
|Description:||The Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development is a four-year co-op degree program, delivered at the honours level, that will provide students with an applied understanding of enhanced education in early learning program development in the human services. The program will prepare graduates for a number of progressive careers that support children, youth and families in the areas of curriculum implementation and co-ordination, program development and co-ordination, and social policy work.
With a focus on preparing reflective professionals, the program will offer students opportunities to develop strong critical thinking and professional communication skills that will enable them to work successfully in an inter-professional team. Program design, implementation and evaluation will be considered within a framework of research-informed practice, population focus, and social inclusion.
|URL:||Early Learning Program Development at Conestoga College|
|Cost per year:*||
Cost per year is for the 2018-2019 academic year.
|Careers:||Early Childhood Educators and Assistants|
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*||65|
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Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older, and a minimum of six grade 12 U or M level courses with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, one of which must be Grade 12 compulsory English (ENG4U) with a minimum average of 70% (Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program.)
Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test: IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT 88; CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60; PTE Academic 58; or Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6. We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science – English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.