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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Educational Studies - Early Childhood Studies

Program details

Faculty
Education

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Experiential learning
Practicum

Delivery method
Online
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DEO

Overview

two teachers and students at table Our Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies with a specialization in Early Childhood Studies develops exceptional educators and leaders in careers such as teaching, instructional design, multimedia and e-learning, and educational consulting.

Our Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies is an innovative hybrid program (online and in-person courses) designed to provide maximum flexibility and choice. You will develop critical knowledge and skills in Educational Studies, leading to potential careers as teachers, instructional designers, trainers, learning specialists and education consultants.

We offer a wide range of online courses focusing on foundations of learning, digital technologies, early childhood education, instructional design, and equity, diversity and inclusion. Elective courses from other faculties allow you to experience face-to-face learning while exploring various subjects of interest.

If you are interested in becoming a teacher after completing this degree, you should also apply to the Concurrent Education program (see the admissions section below for details on the application process).

Outcomes

Upon graduation, this hybrid undergraduate degree program prepares you to:

  • Pursue a Bachelor of Education program to teach K-12.
  • Pursue graduate school (Master of Education).
  • Provide leading-edge training for institutions and industries moving to hybrid or fully-online frameworks to meet evolving learning challenges.

Early Childhood Studies specialization

Within the Educational Studies program, you have the option to specialize in Early Childhood Studies. To add the specialization to your Bachelor of Arts degree, you must complete the following four courses:

  • EDST 2170U – Designing Inclusive Learning Environments
  • EDST 3160U – Developing Literacy
  • EDST 3170U – Developing Numeracy
  • EDST 4150U – Holistic Learning in Early Childhood

Admissions

Admissions


Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U).

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.



Last year's cut-offN/A
Expected cut-offLow-70s

Applicants interested in the Educational Studies - Early Childhood Studies specialization will apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) using application code DEO.

Applicants also interested in becoming a teacher must select the Concurrent Education option from the subject of major interest dropdown box.

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our admissions website:
Ontario secondary school applicants 
Ontario secondary school graduates
Canadian out-of-province high school applicants 
International applicants 
Mature applicants (over 21 and never attended post-secondary) 
Transfer applicants
General Arts and Science (GAS) applicants 
Home-schooled applicants

Program details

Faculty
Education

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Experiential learning
Practicum

Delivery method
Online
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DEO

Contact information

Career opportunities

  • Adult Literacy Instructor
  • Child-care centres
  • College Educator
  • Early childhood learning environment design 
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Instructional Designer
  • Military Trainer
  • Nursery and preschool programs
  • Policy development 
  • Service Organization Educator
  • Workplace/Corporate Educator 

Did you know?

of students are employed within six months of graduation
median upper year class size
  • Sample courses
    • Assessment for Learning
    • Creating Digital Tools
    • Designing Inclusive Learning Environments
    • Foundations of Learning
    • Instructional Design
    • Social Justice Issues in Education
    • Teaching Methods
    • Unlearning and The Inclusive Curriculum
    • Writing and Digital Literacy
    A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.