Early Childhood Care and Education Post Baccalaureate Diploma

Education, Health & Human Development, School of Education & Childhood Studies

Post Baccalaureate Diploma

Program Highlights

The 30-credit Early Childhood Care & Education Post Baccalaureate Diploma most benefits elementary school teachers who already have a Bachelor's Degree in Education.

Broaden your understanding of the pedagogical approaches that are shaping early childhood care and education.

Through the ECCE Post Baccalaureate Diploma Program you will:

  • gain new skills and broaden your knowledge of Early Childhood politics and pedagogy
  • learn about the changing global context of child care, education, families, and childhood
  • consider advanced perspectives on ECCE practice and teaching.

On completion of this program you may apply to the Teacher Qualification Service for recognition of your new credential.

  • Demonstrate pedagogical practices that are connected to contemporary theoretical approaches of learning, thinking and teaching in the field of early childhood care and education
  • Work collaboratively with children, families, colleagues and community to provide relevant and responsive caring and educational experiences
  • Use ethical pedagogical practices that demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to local and global issues related to early childhood care and education
  • Engage in pedagogical practices that demonstrate mastery of the competencies required to be licensed and employed as an Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia


Campus Terms Full/Part Time
North Vancouver Fall Both

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$5,790 $1,091 $6,881
Total$5,790 $1,091 $6,881

Program Requirements and Outlines


EDUC 373 Inquiry Based Learning in ECCE 3.00 credits
EDUC 473 Teacher as Researcher 3.00 credits
Choose 24.00 credits from the following list:
EDUC 354 Inclusive Practice 3.00 credits

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EDUC 375 ECCE: Globalization 3.00 credits
EDUC 376 Children's Literacy 1.50 credits
EDUC 379 Role of the Pedagogista 3.00 credits
EDUC 380 Advanced Studies - Pedagogista 3.00 credits
EDUC 383 Outdoor Environments 3.00 credits
EDUC 384 Numeracy in the Early Years 3.00 credits
EDUC 385 Advanced Curriculum Studies 3.00 credits
EDUC 386 Engaging with the West Coast 3.00 credits
EDUC 388 Pedagogical Narrations 3.00 credits
EDUC 470 Perspectives on Families &ECCC 3.00 credits
EDUC 471 Leadership in ECCE 3.00 credits
EDUC 472 Contemporary Issues in ECCE 3.00 credits
EDUC 474 Social Justice in ECCE 3.00 credits
EDUC 475 Graduating Seminar 6.00 credits
EDUC 476 Studio Research in ECCE 3.00 credits
EDUC 477 Young Children and the Arts 3.00 credits
EDUC 483 Outdoor Environments II 3.00 credits
Courses Credits Required 30.00

Important Dates


Fall 2018

Application & Document Deadline

August 7

Course Registration & Waitlisting

July 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

August 27

NOTE: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a recognized Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a minimum graduation grade point average of 2.0.
  • Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview
  • Letter of Interest/Intent, maximum 500 words (guidelines for letter of interest/intent = the philosophies that currently shape your teaching practice and your professional curiosities, questions, and inquires that may guide your research and learning.


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Have questions about this program? Get in touch with an admissions advisor.

Student Information Services

Admissions Advisor
604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230

School of Education & Childhood Studies

604 984 4960
604 984 4993 (fax)