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Overview

Prepare yourself for a vital role in child care with coursework that provides a mix of child development theory and hands-on experience, in both on-campus and community-based childcare programs. Early Childhood Education Diploma program at Thompson Rivers University includes three semesters of study, with specializations in Infant/Toddler and Special Needs available in the fourth semester.

Careers

Graduates embark on rewarding careers in half- or full-day child care programs, family child care, Head Start programs, Strong Start programs, and other child care facilities.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Practicum 
  • Child Guidance
  • Interpersonal Relations - Communications
  • Introduction to Program Planning (L)
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Childhood & Adolescence
  • Designation Course Title Credits
  • Practicum 
  • Child Health
  • Curriculum Development 
  • Interpersonal Relations - Helping Interactions
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Adulthood & Aging

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)
  • Record of 25 hours of volunteer and/or work experience completed in a licensed group, preschool or childcare facility under the supervision of a certified Early Childhood Educator
  • Attend an Applicant Readiness Interview with the ECE faculty

Tuition Fee

  • International

    515 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 515 CAD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    143 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 143 CAD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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International

  • $7,107 for 12 or less credits, per semester and $515 per credit for 13 credits or more

Living costs for Kamloops

  • 1240 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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