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Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Early Childhood Studies Program (ECS)

MA ECS New Student Orientation

Thursday September 1st from 8:30am to 2:30pm in room KHW 358.

AGENDA

8:30 Arrival and Registration with coffee and light snacks

09:00 Welcome

09:30 Questions and Answers with Rachel Berman, GRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR and Milene Ferreira, GRADUATE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

10:30 Introductions from Faculty, current students and MAECS Student Association

11:00 THE LEARNING AND TEACHING CENTRE

FACULTY OF COMMUNITY SERVICES LEARNING STRATEGISTS

RYERSON STUDENT LEARNING SUPPORT CENTRE

ECS SUBJECT LIBRARIAN

THE EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

THE GERRARD RESOURCE CENTRE


12:00 - 12:45 Light Lunch And Tour Of School

1:00 - 2:30 Campus tour
  • WHAT:
    MA ECS New Student Orientation
  • DATE:
    September 01 2016
  • TIME:
    All Day
  • WHERE:
    KHW 358

    Walking directions from Yonge-Dundas Square:

    1. Head north on Yonge St.
    2. Turn right onto Gould St.
    3. Continue to walk east on Gould St. pass Victoria St.
    4. Enter the quad through gate 40 (northside, opposite Balzac's).
    5. Inside the quad locate the children's play area on the left;
    6. Enter KHW using the left entrance beside the play area;
    7. Follow the signs in stairwell up to the 3rd floor; turn right.
  • OPEN TO:
    Students who are starting in our MA ECS program this Fall 2016
  • CONTACT:
    Milene Ferreira
    Graduate Program Administrator
    mferreir@ryerson.ca

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About the Program

Ryerson University offers an innovative Master of Arts program leading to a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Early Childhood Studies.

This program is unique among graduate program in North America with a focus on integrating diversity into early childhood studies.  Terms such as "diversity" and "inclusion" are used in the broadest sense to include issues of linguistic, cultural and racial identity as well as disability, gender, class, sexuality, age and migration status.  This approach is in recognition of a child's need to develop a positive identity, not only as an individual but also as a member of a group.  Through a critical and reflective process, students will develop a deep understanding of the complex issues that affect children and their families.


Program Highlights:
  • Unique to early childhood studies in its emphasis on diversity and inclusion issues. 
  • Prepares graduates for advanced practice and study in the fields of education, early learning and community.
  • Enriches the knowledge and skills of practitioners currently employed in the field.
  • Provides a networking base within the large group of academic and community professionals in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Promotes research in early childhood studies.
  • Available as course-based option and a Major Research Paper (MRP) option.
  • Available as a full-time (12 months) or a part-time (24 months) program.
 
 
 


Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Early Childhood Studies

Liam O'Donnell, MA perspective
Early Childhood Studies
Master of Arts student in ECS, Liam O'Donnell has been nominated for the 2016 Silver Birch Express Children's Book Award for his monster-filled kids mystery, Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede. Read more...

Nick Petten, MA
Early Childhood Studies
"The graduate program taught me the importance of scientific rigor in studying childhood and education from a local and a global perspective." Read more...