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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Early Childhood Education – Intensive

Make a difference. Help young children reach their potential.

For the Fall 2020 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Turn your diploma into a degree

As a graduate of an Early Childhood Education diploma (or equivalent, as accepted by the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario) with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater (average C+), you may be eligible to complete Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership degree program through Degree Completion.

Get your degree in less time

Degree Completion allows you to apply your diploma credits toward a Sheridan degree. You'll get significant credit for the courses you completed in your diploma, which means you can complete your degree and advance your career sooner.

How to apply

To apply for Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership Degree Completion, visit ontariocolleges.ca and submit an application using the appropriate program code:

  • For full-time studies: PBECB
  • For part-time studies: PBECBP

Program details

As a Degree Completion student, you must first complete these four (4) mandatory courses:

  • EDUC 10009 – Evidence Based Practices in EC Programs
  • EDUC 17198 – Introduction to EC Leadership
  • SOCS 10123 – Applied Research Methods in Early Childhood
  • ENGL 17889GD – Composition and Rhetoric

All four courses are offered during the Spring–Summer semester (day and evening times), and some courses are offered in the Winter semester.

Once you've successfully completed all four courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, you can enter into Year 3 (Semester 5) of the degree program in the Fall.

You can choose to complete these four courses and the remaining Year 3 and Year 4 courses of the degree as a full-time or part-time student. Please note, however, that you can only start Year 3 (Semester 5) in the Fall.

Contact us

Have a question about Degree Completion? Please get in touch – we're happy to help!