O.S.S.D. with six Grade 12 U/M courses including Grade 12 U English and one Grade 11 U/M or Grade 12 U/M Mathematics or Science course.
- ENG4U/EAE4U is the preferred English.
- The acceptable Grade 11 U/M or Grade 12 U/M Mathematics or Science courses are: one of MCF3M, MCR3U, MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U, PSE4U/PSK4U, SBI3U, SCH3U, SPH3U, SVN3M, SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U, SES4U, SNC3M, SNC4M.
- The grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 70-75% range) will be determined subject to competition.
- To be admitted to the program students must be capable of successful completion of field education requirements which demand full day commitments in child care centres and schools with young children.
- Scholarships are awarded to second, third, and fourth-year students based on academic excellence and practical performance.
- Subject to competition, candidates may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.
Additional Non-Academic Documentation Required:
Students who are admitted to the School of Early Childhood Studies must present the School with the following additional 'Non-Academic Documentation' in order to be permitted to enrol in field education courses. Information about the following will be provided at the Program Orientation:
- A valid Standard First Aid certificate including CPR for infants and children. Only standard first aid certification will be accepted. Emergency First Aid is NOT acceptable. The CPR certification must qualify the student to perform CPR on infants and children. First Aid and CPR certificates which clearly indicate that they meet these criteria are accepted from any provider approved by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario. Contact them by phone or visit their website for a list of approved training organizations. The documentation must include an expiration date and students must renew as required.
- Medical documentation of a clear two-stage TB test on a form provided by the School. It must be a two-stage process. If the student's medical practitioner does not want to conduct the second stage, documentation of this decision must be provided to the School by the medical practitioner, on the form provided by the School. If religious reasons prevent the student from conducting tests, documentation from a recognized religious officiant is required. This documentation carries an expiration date and students must renew as required.
- A satisfactory Disclosure of Police Record Information. More information regarding the Disclosure of Police Record Information will be provided to students during the student orientation process. Out-of-country students must conduct a Police Criminal Reference Check in their home country. This documentation carries an expiration date and students must renew as required.
- One colour passport photo with the student's name and Ryerson student identification number printed on the back of the photo will be submitted at the Program Orientation.
- All students admitted into first year are required to write a mandatory Writing Skills Test (WST). The WST is conducted annually during Orientation Week before the beginning of the first semester. Students who pass the WST, by achieving a grade of 'B+' or higher, may enrol in their chosen liberal studies courses. Those students who do not pass the WST will be required to enrol in one or two of the following courses, as indicated by the WST assessment, for their lower level liberal studies: LNG 121, LNG 111, LNG 112 and LNG 113.
- Upon admission to the program, students are advised that their conduct is governed by the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators' Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Violation of the Code may lead to suspension from the program on grounds of professional unsuitability
Concurrent Bachelor of Arts - Early Childhood Studies and Bachelor of Education (BEd) (Primary/Junior) with York University
Ryerson University offers a six year joint concurrent Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies (ECS) and Bachelor of Education (Primary/Junior) with York University. Ryerson University School of ECS full-time program students may apply to the York University BEd (Primary/Junior) program by March of their third year of studies. Successful students will graduate with a BA in ECS from Ryerson University and a BEd (Primary/Junior) from York University. Further details are available from the School of ECS.
Degree Completion Program with George Brown College
Ryerson University offers a joint degree completion program in Early Childhood Education/Studies with George Brown College. Students complete the first two years of enriched study in the Department of Early Childhood at George Brown College. Successful students will enter the third year of the Early Childhood Studies program at Ryerson University.