Conestoga College

Early Childhood Education (Fast Track)

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Program Information

School:Conestoga College
Faculty:Brantford
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Description:The Early Childhood Education Fast Track program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to work with young children in the area of early learning and care. In this diploma program, graduates of university programs will build on their existing knowledge and experience in order to develop skills and knowledge necessary to work as early childhood educators. Through interactive classroom learning and integrative field placement experiences, students will develop skills that will enable them to work in collaboration with families, colleagues and communities for the purpose of designing, implementing and evaluating inclusive play-based early learning programs. Building on a thorough understanding of child development and principles of responsive practice, students will work in partnership with college-operated child development centres, kindergarten classrooms, licensed early learning and care programs and community agencies in order to integrate classroom theory and practice in meaningful and engaging ways.

Note: The Fast Track version of the Early Childhood Education diploma program is designed to be completed in two plus academic semesters (9 consecutive months) of full-time study.
URL:Early Childhood Education (Fast Track) at Conestoga College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,464
International: $14,703

Cost per year is for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Enrolment #:108
Careers:Early Childhood Educators and Assistants

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test: IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT 88; CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60; PTE Academic 58; or Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6. We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    A degree in humanities or social sciences (psychology, sociology), or equivalent, from an accredited college or university

    * 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 December 29, 2018