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. Information about the following, including submission deadlines, 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. 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 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.
- Proof of the following medical immunizations: tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (dTap), measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, hepatitis B, and the annual influenza vaccine. Out-of-country students are encouraged to obtain these immunizations in their home country, if possible.
- Declaration by a healthcare professional that the student is medically fit and able to fully participate in work with children birth to five years of age on a form provided by the School.
- A satisfactory Disclosure of Police Record Information. Out-of-country students must conduct a Police Criminal Reference Check in their home country. More information regarding the Disclosure of Police Record Information will be provided to students during the student orientation process. This documentation carries an expiration date and students must renew as required.
- All students admitted into first year are advised to attend the Writing Skills Initiative (WSI) in the Faculty of Community Services at the beginning of fall semester. The in-class program helps students succeed in writing effectively and professionally in an academic environment.
- 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
Collaborative Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Early Childhood Studies and Bachelor of Education (BEd) (Primary/Junior) with York University
Ryerson University offers a unique 16-month consecutive Bachelor of Education (Primary/Junior specialization) in conjunction with York University. Students in their final year of studies (eligible for spring graduation) may apply to the York University BEd (Primary/Junior) program during the fall term. The BEd program commences in the spring term. 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.