Flexible Completion

Applied Community Studies
Early Childhood Education
Course Code
ECED 2000
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 1 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course provides opportunities for individualized study, which meet the learning needs of students who are transferring credit from another institution or program and/or are challenging courses through prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) who need to complete course requirements. Working with program faculty, students will develop and complete assignments/projects/portfolios, which meet individually, identified criteria.
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • Some courses that students are transferring from another institution or program do not sufficiently match the essential course learning outcomes of the course to be credited.  This course provides learning opportunities for students to achieve all of the essential course learning outcomes and therefore maximize transfer credit.
  • Responding to individual needs is an underlying concept in the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies.  This course design allows application of this principle to individual students.
  • Learning and acquisition of skills, knowledge and attitudes occur in many contexts.  Individuals draw on their experiences to increase their understanding of theory and its links with field practice.
  • Evidence of learning can take many forms.  Collaborative planning between student and faculty contributes to learning activities, which match goals of personal growth.
  • Sometimes PLAR students achieve part of the essential course learning outcomes.  This course provides learning opportunities for students to meet a satisfactory standard on all course learning outcomes in the challenged courses and therefore maximize PLAR credit.
  • Course learning outcomes from other CFCS integrated courses and ECED specific courses will
    be gathered in unique combinations.  Two course learning outcomes will equal 1 academic credit
    to a maximum of 12 learning outcomes or 6 credits.
Methods Of Instruction

Independent study either online and/or face-to-face and supplemented by seminars and/or workshops as indicated.

Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Oral presentation
  • Demonstration
  • Quizzes
  • Projects
  • Portfolio development
  • Reflective narrative

This is a Mastery/Non-Mastery course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Course learning outcomes are specifically identified in the curriculum assigned to this flexible completion course.  The curriculum assigned may be CFCS and/or ECED specific learning outcomes from one or more courses.
Textbook Materials

Once the learning outcomes have been identified, a list of recommended textbooks and material will be provided.



Permission of ECE Faculty


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for ECED 2000
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ECE 1XX (1)
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit

Course Offerings

Fall 2022