Certification by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development allows students to work with young children in an early childhood setting (ages birth to 5 years), under the supervision of a qualified Early Childhood Educator.
Following completion of one of the courses listed below (ECED 401, EPSE 406, or ECED 407), students may apply for the Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate with the Early Childhood Registry. This allows students to work within the childcare system while continuing to complete the BC ECE Basic Certificate Program or other program of study.
- ECED 401 – Supporting Young Children’s Health and Well-Being in Early Childhood Settings (child health, safety and nutrition)
- EPSE 406 – Typical and Atypical Development in Infants and Children (child development)
- ECED 407 – Supporting Early Learning in the Pre-School Years (child guidance)
Please confirm course dates for your academic year and term using the the UBC Course Calendar.
Upon successful completion of one of the above courses, students must then apply to the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development before they will be certified to work as an ECE Assistant.
Students may choose to ladder into the BC ECE Basic Certificate Program within 5 years.
Current tuition fees are found in the UBC Calendar: Post-baccalaureate Tuition. The information below is provided as an example, is subject to change, and only information on the UBC Calendar is official.
|Program||Domestic rate (Undergraduate-level courses)||International rate|
|Diploma||$601.23 per 3-credit course*||$2,545.80 per 3-credit course*|
* Domestic rate $200.41 per credit. International rate $848.60 per credit. Most courses in the program are 3 credits.
Student & Distance Education Administration Fees
Student Fees do not apply when taking only online courses.
A non-refundable distance education administrative fee of $52.25 will apply per course.