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Childhood Education

Trent University

48 months
22454 CAD/year
6118 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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A unique new interdisciplinary degree program, Childhood Education at Trent University is offered exclusively at our Durham campus and focuses on how children and youth learn through play. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


With strong foundations in sociology, psychology, education and the humanities, this Childhood Education degree at Trent University inspires students to think deeply about the perspectives and experiences of child and youth. You will learn about child and youth rights and legal issues, and how children develop emotionally, socially, artistically, intellectually and physically. The program also has a rich focus on creative engagement, theatre and the arts.

The Trent Advantage

  • Gain invaluable work experience through our full-year community placement working with local school boards, health centres, community agencies, group homes, or youth services
  • Get a head start on a teaching career through our direct pathway into Trent’s Consecutive Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) program through a number of reserved spaces
  • Study exclusively at our growing GTA campus and benefit from a close-knit campus community, and getting to know your professors one-on-one

Career Opportunities

  • Child Protection Worker
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Counsellor
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Social Worker
  • Administrator
  • Youth Program Developer
  • Researcher
  • Activist
  • Policy Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Child and Youth Theory and Voice
  • Playful Pedagogy
  • Child and Youth Rights and Legal Issues
  • Children, Youth and Creative Engagement
  • Educational Contexts of Children, Youth & Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22454 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22454 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6118 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6118 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Oshawa

1100 - 1700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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