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undergraduate

Degree

Diploma - Early Childhood Education

Course code: #ECE

undergraduate

Degree

Diploma - Early Childhood Education

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2022)

    $16,043 CAD

  • Application fee

    $90 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    40 out of 100

Highlights
Field-Placement

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Spring-May 01-April-2023 2023-04-01
Winter-January 31-December-2023 2023-12-31
Fall-September 31-August-2023 2023-08-31

Overview

Diploma - Early Childhood Education

In this four-semester diploma program, you will learn about children's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs

You will understand how to develop and implement inclusive programming in order to support the healthy development of children ranging in age from infancy to school age.

Your studies will include courses in child development and philosophy of education, communication, working with families, and administration.

Each week at Seneca College you will spend three days in class and two days practicing your skills in field placement

If you choose to study in the summer, you can earn your Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma in 16 months.

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Design healthy, safe, inclusive, and engaging environments for children from infancy to school age.
  • Plan and implement inclusive programming to support children’s development using current theories.
  • Build positive relationships with children, families, colleagues, and other professionals

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$24,693

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,292
Accommodation 1 bed room $8,650
Tuition 1 person $16,043

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Photo and signature pages of your passport.
  • Your academic record in your native language and official/certified English translation.
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

58
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Duolingo: Minimum score 105 to 110

As an international student, you have the option of learning English at Seneca's English Language Institute (ELI) before starting your professional program. 

There are eight (8) levels in the ELI that are seven (7) weeks in length each. There are six (6) start dates per year: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

If you apply to a professional program and you do not meet Seneca’s English requirements, you may receive an Offer of Admission to your program that is conditional upon completion of the English Language Institute.

The college will use your English test score to place you at the most appropriate ELI level. If you do not have an English score, you will take a placement test when you arrive on campus.

ELI LevelDuolingoTOEICIELTS AcademicTOEFL iBTCambridgeEIKEN GradePTE Academic
Level 110 - 2510 - 2252.0 (all bands 2.0)0 - 12<1424 - 5 (419)10 - 20
Level 230 - 40230 - 2952.5 (all bands 2.5)13 - 19<1423 (1456)21 - 25
Level 345 - 50300 - 3953.0 (all bands 3.0)20 - 29 (S/W 8)<142Pre-2 (1728)26 - 30
Level 455 - 60400 - 4953.5 (all bands 3.5)30 - 39 (S/W 10)<142Pre-2 (1854)31 - 35
Level 565 - 70500 - 5704.0 (all bands 4.0)40 - 49 (S/W 12)142 - 1462 (1980)36 - 40
Level 675 - 80575 - 6454.5 (all bands 4.5)50 - 59 (S/W 14)147 - 1532 (2141)41 - 45
Level 785 - 90650 - 7205.0 (all bands 5.0)60 - 69 (S/W 16)154 - 161Pre-1 (2304)46 - 50
Level 895 - 100725 and above5.5 (all bands 5.5)70 - 79 (S/W 18)162 - 168Pre-1 (2467)51 - 57
Levels 6, 7 and 8: ELI plus Seneca subjects. Earn up to four Seneca credits while in the ELI.

 

Fee itemsFees per Session (7 weeks / 1 level)Fees per Semester (14 weeks / 2 levels)
Tuition$3,269.25$6,538.50

After finishing Level 8, You will receive a Certificate of Standing from the ELI and you will be automatically registered in your program at Seneca. You will not have to take another English test.


Education pathway


Academic background and requirement

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant

Mature applicants applying to degree programs must be 19 years old by the first day of scheduled classes and have been away from high school for at least two years

Mature applicants must meet all program-specific prerequisite courses. Pre-admission testing is not permitted to meet degree program prerequisites.

  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course
  • Mathematics: Grade 12 C or U, or Grade 11 Functions (MCR3U), or equivalent course

China

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum grades of 60% or C in program-required subjects in the final year of high school

Supporting Documents

  • 3-year senior high school transcripts
  • Academic proficiency test (graded) (xueye shuiping ceshi) or upper middle school graduation exam (Huikao)
  • National college entrance examination (Gaokao)

India

Academic Requirements

Minimum grades of 40% in all Grade 12 subjects. Must have program-required subjects in the final year of high school

Supporting Documents

  • Grade 12 certificate awarded by CBSE or CISCE, with a transcript that clearly indicates the grades in percentage. or
  • Grade 12 predictive grades and grades 10 certificates, with a transcript that clearly indicate the grades in percentage (for the conditional offer only)

Additional Notes

  • Grades 10 math can be considered equivalent to Grade 11 math with a minimum of 40%
  • Grades 10 science cannot be considered equivalent to grade 12 biology/chemistry

Iran

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum grades of 60% (12 out of 20) in required program subjects

Supporting Documents

  • Upper secondary high school diploma (certificate of completion of secondary education)
  • Transcript (secondary school education report card)

Career opportunities

  • Early Years Teacher (EYT)
  • Education Consultant
  • Play Therapist
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Youth Worker

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