Outstanding career preparation
This Early Childhood Leadership (Honours) program from Sheridan College focuses on developing progressive leaders in early childhood education and care (ECEC) and child advocacy. You'll learn to design and manage an inclusive, positive, learning-centred environment, and you'll gain the critical thinking, business and interpersonal skills necessary to fulfill a leadership role and direct innovative practices in ECEC.
What you'll learn
- Theories of human development.
- Early childhood pedagogy and program models.
- Curriculum design and implementation.
- Roles and responsibilities of leaders in early childhood.
- Research, analysis and evaluation.
- Organizational structure and management.
- Hands-on experience
In this program, you'll use technology and hands-on application in a curriculum room that emphasizes, encourages and fosters best practices in early learning based on current theoretical research. The program also includes three field placements and one 14-week work-term internship, totalling at least 910 field hours.
This program includes the theory, research and practice in ECE and human development as well as the knowledge and skills required for curriculum and pedagogical leadership and organizational management of early childhood programs. You'll be able to guide and lead curriculum and pedagogy in Ontario's early childhood settings.
The use of laptop computers in the classroom enriches the learning opportunity as you access the latest research and educational trends through Internet exploration. The use of laptop computers encourages collaborative, team-based learning within the classroom while offering you the chance to develop the technical skills needed for the competitive and increasingly technology-driven world.
The three field placements – in Semesters 2, 4 and 7 – and work term internship may be completed in a variety of employment areas according to availability and based on the student’s interest.
Students have the opportunity to find their own Work Term Internship, paid or unpaid, which may include international co-op positions. These may include, but are not limited to, licensed child care centres, nursery schools, Ontario Early Years Centres, and various programs such as early education, Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten, family and community resources, parenting/prenatal and infant mental health, special needs programs as well as atypical placements such as an international placement in Hong Kong or elsewhere.
In order to enter field placement agencies, students will be required to provide a current, acceptable and valid police record check for criminal offences (vulnerable sector check) and current acceptable record of immunization.
Students will be required to provide these documents directly to their field placement officer prior to the start of the placement and at their own expense.
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- Human Development: Foundations
- Observing, Recording and Assessing
- Personal Wellness for Early Childhood Professionals
- Interpersonal Communication
- Principles to Practice: Social and Physical Environments
- Composition and Rhetoric
- Human Development: The Early Years
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEducation Management, Organisation & Leadership Early Childhood Education View 149 other Masters in Management, Organisation & Leadership in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including the following required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4U) with a minimum 65%.
- One Math, Grade 11 (U or M) or Grade 12(C)* or Grade 12 (U) or Science, Grade 12 (M) or Biology, Chemistry or Physics Grade 12 (U).
- Four other (U) or (M) courses at the Grade12 level; Applicants presenting with the Math, Grade 11 (U or M) or Grade 12 (C) must have five other (U) or (M) courses at the Grade 12 level.
- Minimum 65% overall average.
- Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with minimum 65% overall average.
International20919 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20919 CAD per year during 48 months.
National7836 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7836 CAD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Oakville
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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