The Faculty of Education at UBC is fortunate to have a number of faculty members whose research and professional interests focus on children from birth to age 8. The strength of this group is in its breadth across disciplinary areas, the variety and the high calibre of its research, and its commitment to professional development. As a collective, this group represents a significant strength within the Faculty of Education that attracts outstanding students, new faculty, and research funding.
The Masters of Education (MEd) is a course-based degree; while the MEd also includes research courses, its focus is primarily on knowledge of professional practice. Students may choose from either the course-only option or courses plus ECED 590 (3 credits), which is recognized as a capstone experience by the British Columbia Teacher Qualification Service (TQS).
While the majority of students in the MEd Early Childhood Education program at the University of British Columbia are teaching professionals, this program is also appropriate for individuals in other professions related to early childhood education and care, such as child and youth care, nursing, psychology, and social work.
Students may also aspire to pursue administrative or leadership roles in the education sector, as well as higher coordination/directorship positions in public offices and NGOs.
The MEd program in Early Childhood Education (ECED) is designed for teachers, early childhood educators, and other early childhood education professionals who are interested in enhancing their knowledge of professional practice with young children. The MEd program is a 30-credit program consisting of ten courses or nine courses and a capstone experience (ECED 590). ECED 590 is recognized as a capstone experience by the British Columbia Teacher Qualification Service (TQS). A minimum of 24 credits must be at the 500-level.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
The time for completion for the on-campus MEd is, on average, 2.3 years for a full-time student.
Part-time students, on average, take 3-4 years. The online MEd is designed to take exactly 2.6 years and is considered a part-time program.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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Admission to the MA or MEd program requires a Bachelor of Education degree, or a four-year undergraduate degree in a related field,* or a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts with an early childhood education minor. In addition, students must have attained a B+ average in third and fourth year-level course work or at least 12 credits of third- or fourth-year courses in the A- grade range (at UBC 80% or higher) in the field of education or in a related field.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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