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Early Childhood Studies

Program Format(s):

  • Full-Time, Four-Year
  • Full-Time, Direct Entry
  • Part-Time, Direct Entry

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2016 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration:

Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2017 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Domestic Fees Range: $7,248 - $7,826
International Fees Range: $23,604 - $23,634

About the Program: The development, health and well-being of children in our society are strongly influenced by the work of early childhood educators. These individuals support children’s learning and growth in the early years, and for life. Ryerson graduates in this rewarding field make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families from diverse backgrounds.

This program selects students on the basis of academic achievement/grades only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration.

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"I chose Ryerson because of the Direct Entry program for Early Childhood Studies. Ryerson recognized my college diploma as the first two years, which enabled me to start on the third year of the program which was really, really helpful. The professors at Ryerson have been really knowledgeable and very engaging and also very supportive to me in my personal life and any challenges that I face."

Shawna Lee
Fourth Year,
Early Childhood Studies

Requirements for Full-Time, Four-Year Program

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements. Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred).
  • One grade 11 U or M or Grade 12 U or M Mathematics or Science course (one of: MCF3M, MCR3U, SCH3U, SPH3U, SBI3U, SNC3M, MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U, PSE4U/PSK4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U, SES4U, SNC4M, SVN3M).
  • The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 70-75% range) will be determined subject to competition.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements Overview.

Requirements for Full-Time and Part-Time Direct Entry Program
  • Early Childhood Education Diploma from a public Ontario College or equivalent, with minimum 3.0/B/70% cumulative GPA.
  • All applicants must have completed three lower level one-term (or equivalent) liberal studies courses at the university level with minimum B- (70%) grades. Please note the following liberal studies restrictions:
    • One of the lower level liberal studies courses must be an English subject.
    • College General Education courses cannot be used as substitutions for university level liberal studies courses.
    • These courses cannot be part of the ECE diploma studies.
    • These courses cannot be an introductory level Psychology or Sociology.

Early Childhood Studies: