Early Childhood Education: Special Needs - Inclusive Practices (Post-Basic Certificate)

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Program Code
Applied Community Studies
Early Childhood Education
Credential Type
Transcript Title
ECED - Special Needs Cert.
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Certificate in Post-Basic Early Childhood Education - Special Needs
Length of Program
Two semesters
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Completion of Certificate-Level Early Childhood Education studies at Douglas College or equivalent post-secondary training. Provide proof of completion of an Early Childhood Education training (license).
  • An overall average of "C+" in courses completed in the certificate program.
  • Successful completion of the written English language requirement.
  • Submission of a work history form and two acceptable references from employers or from a former instructor and an employer. These must be submitted directly to the department.
  • Participation in a personal interview with ECE faculty. Suitability will be determined on the basis of a review of an applicant's emotional stability, physical health, formal education, work experience, ability to work in a multidisciplinary-team setting, ability to work within the values of the department and personal suitability.
Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  •  Successful completion of 20 credits
  •  50% (10 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  •  If any of the coursework was completed towards your diploma then 50% additional new coursework is required

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
ECED 2312 Perspectives on Families in ECE Settings 1.50
ECED 2330 Change and Development: Families 1.50
ECED 2401 Advanced Growth and Development 3.00
*CFCS 2410 Advanced Issues: Reflection and Integration 3.00
ECED 2412 Administrative Skills for ECE Centres 3.00
ECED 2450 Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings 3.00
ECED 2483 Demonstrating Laboratory Special Needs Project Practicum 5.00
Total Credits   20.00

*The prerequisite for CFCS 2410 is CFCS 1110 and ECED 2382 for ECE students.