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DOUGLAS COLLEGE, NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - PROGRAMS

New Westminster, British ColumbiaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1970Established Year
  24801Enrollment

Diploma (Early Childhood Education)

 2 years
 60 Credits
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 13,500 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education at Douglas College is offered as 2 years teaching program.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on both full-time and part-time basis.
  • Students have to successfully complete 62 credits for this program.
  • The class size is set at 32 students and it is the basic, post basic and infant toddler program. The enrolling in the program requires a commitment to attendance, participation and study.
  • The program integrates theoretical material with laboratory and practicum experience to give graduates the skills and knowledge to work with newborns through to children 8 years of age.
  • To qualify for an ECE Diploma, students must first complete the requirements for their basic certificate.
  • They may then choose to go on to complete additional courses to qualify for a Special Needs certificate. The combination of these two becomes the Diploma program.
  • Graduates of the Diploma program are qualified to apply for two provincial licences to practice as Early Childhood Educators and Special Needs Educators.
  • Additonally, graduates may also choose to return for a post-diploma Certificate in Infant and Toddler Care, and then apply for a third provincial licence as an Infant/Toddler Educator.
  • Full-time students can complete their diplomas in two years (4 semesters) and Part-time students can complete the program over 3 years (6 semesters).
  • Students may have job opportunities as a School Counselor or Psychologist, Elementary School Teacherer, Childcare Worker, etc.
  • The average salary of the graduate goes up to 37,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration2 years
Total Credits60
Fees$ 28,866 for 2 years or 60 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - May 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/catalogue/programs/DPECES

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete BC secondary school graduation (or the equivalent in another school system).
  • Students have one course short of BC secondary school graduation.
  • Students complete 19 years old by the end of the first month of the first semester of attendance.
  • Students must complete and show evidence of 20 hours of volunteer or work experience in a licensed Early Childhood Education setting with children from birth to age six.

Language Requirements:

  • Students must have strong English skills. 
  • The students whose official language is not English must submit the English Language Proficiency scores like IELTS or TOEFL.
  • If the student does not meet the language requirements they can take English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA) program and complete it and pursue this program.


Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • Two Reference Letter: The two personal admissions reference letters from coaches, PE teachers, or community leaders verifying physical education, sport or work experience, and a character reference.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
  • Students have to submit a criminal record checkup certificate.
  • Students have to submit English Language requirement scores like TOEFL, IELTS, etc.


Application Deadline

Fall
May 31

Winter
Sep 30

Summer
Jan 31


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

83 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

56 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearsYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$13500$13500
Health insurance$375$375
Others$558$558
Total fees$14433$14433

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 9,000

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • "On-campus" is defined as employment facilities within the boundaries of the campus. Students are only allowed to work on the campus at which they are registered as a Full-Time student.
  • The student may work on-campus without a work permit if:
    • Is a full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • Have a valid study permit
    • Have a valid SIN 
  • International students can work off-campus if the student is:
    • full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • In an academic program that is at least 6 months in duration and that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate
    • Have a valid study permit, valid SIN
  • To maintain working eligibility off-campus, most students must be enrolled full-time (9 credits minimum).
  • Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week during academic sessions.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher
  • Childcare Center Director
  • Childcare Worker
  • Special Education Teacher
  • School Counselor or Psychologist


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