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Early Childhood Education (MED)

Course Description

Master of Education (MEd)

The MEd program in Early Childhood Education is designed for teachers, early childhood educators, and other early childhood education professionals who are interested in enhancing their knowledge of professional practice with young children. Students may choose from either the course-only option (10 courses) or 9 courses plus ECED 590 (3 credits), which is recognized as a capstone experience by the Columbia Teacher Qualification Service (TQS).
The program is offered on campus and the MEd course requirements are listed in the chart below. There is also an online MEd in Early Childhood Education program (ECEO), offered in collaboration with Professional Development and Community Engagement (PDCE).

Quick Facts

- Degree: Master of Education
- Specialization: Early Childhood Education
- Subject: Education
- Mode of delivery: On campus
- Program components: Coursework + Major Project/Essay required
- Faculty: Faculty of Education

Visit the Early Childhood Education (MED) page on the University of British Columbia website for more details!

Student Profiles

International Tuition Award - No. of awards TBC

International Tuition Awards assist international graduate students with their tuition fees if they are registered full-time in research-oriented master’s and doctoral programs.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to $3,200 per annum


Students must hold a valid Student Authorization (Study Permit).

Application Procedure

Students do not need to apply, as all international students who are eligible are automatically considered for this scholarship. Awards are assigned on the Student Information System, and, once assigned, can be viewed by logging onto the Student Service Centre.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Admission to the MEd program requires a Bachelor of Education degree or a four-year undergraduate degree in a related field plus experience working with young children in an appropriate setting (a minimum 2-years working experience). In addition, students must have attained a B+ average in third and fourth year-level course work or at least 12 credits of third- or fourth-year courses in the A- grade range (at UBC 80% or higher) in the field of education or in a related field.

Course Fees

Tuition per year: Canadian $6,598.41, International $8,270.58

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