Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Child Development Degree - (Co-op)

Program Information
School: Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Degree: Bachelor ; Co-op
Field of Study: Child Development
Description: For over forty years Seneca College has been a leader in Early Childhood Education. We are now pleased to offer a new degree–level program in Child Development, designed to provide you with the comprehensive theoretical and practical education employers now want. This four–year bachelor’s degree program will give you a firm grounding in teaching and curriculum subjects, in early childhood development, as well as familiarity in multidisciplinary and family practice. You’ll be equipped to succeed within the industry’s new direction towards integration of services and programs focusing on the child, the family and the community.

Upon successful completion of the BCD program, you will have earned a Bachelor degree in Child Development. In order to practice in Ontario as an “Early Childhood Educator” or a “Registered Early Childhood Educator”, you will need to apply for registration in the College of Early Childhood Education (CECE).
Website: Child Development Degree - (Co-op) at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Provincial: $8,153
National: $8,153
International: $15,620

All students enrolled in a co-operative education program will be charged an additional, non-refundable, administrative fee. Collection of the fees will commence with the semester in which the first Co-op Professional Practice subject is scheduled, at the rate of $495.00 per work term.
Admission Requirements
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*: 65 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade 12 English

Program Eligibility:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older)
- Six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum 65% average
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(U)
- Mature students (age 19 years or older) must submit proof of credits in the above subjects or their equivalent.
- Applicants with an ECE diploma or ECE equivalency with a minimum GPA of 3.0 will be admitted into semester four.

Test Scores:
  • TOEFL (PBT) [min. 570] or IELTS [min. 6.5] or TOEFL (iBT) [min. 84]

International students whose first language is not English must fulfill an English Proficiency requirement in order to qualify for application. English Proficiency requirements are as follows for consideration: Minimum TOEFL score of 570 (paper based) or 84 (internet based with no test below 21), OR Academic IELTS with an overall minimum score of 6.5 (with no single test score below 6.0), OR CAEL with an overall band score of 60 and Writing 60

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 3, 2013

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