Program Courses

ECE Diploma Program Schedules

The Early Childhood Diploma program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

ECE-Assistant Certification

ECED 1320 and ECED 1330 fulfill the requirements for BC ECE Registry certification as an ECE Assistant . There are sometimes seats available in these courses for students interested in completing one of them for ECE-Assistant certification.

  • ECED 1320 Child Guidance is offered in the Fall semester
  • ECED 1330 Child Health is offered in the Winter semester

Please contact Education Advisor at edadvising@tru.ca to discuss possible seat availability in these courses.

Post-Diploma Certificates

Graduates of an ECE program may want to continue their studies to specialize in working with infants and toddlers and/or children with special needs.

NOTE: Students who have not obtained an ECE Diploma from TRU must have completed coursework equivalent to TRU's ECED 2440 and ECED 2490 which are required by the BC ECE Registry to meet their certification requirements for specializations.

If official transcripts for an ECE diploma program taken at other institutions do not indicate that equivalent courses have already been completed, then ECED 2440 and ECED 2490 must be completed prior to acceptance into either of the post diploma certificate programs. A 3-credit undergraduate English Composition or Literature course must also have been completed.

The Special Needs Educator post diploma certificate provides ECE graduates with the opportunity to continue their studies with a focus on children with individual differences. Areas of learning include: child development, supporting children’s social skills, programming for individual children, critical reflection, working with a team of educators and other professionals to facilitate inclusion,the ECE’s professional role, and skills to support families. Students have the opportunity to connect theory and practice in practicum.

The Infant and Toddler Educator post diploma certificate provides ECE graduates with the advanced skills and knowledge to work with children under the age of three. Areas of learning include: infant and toddler development, critical reflection, creating developmentally appropriate learning experiences for infants and toddlers, the ECE’s professional role, and skills to support families. Students have the opportunity to connect theory and practice in two practica.

ECE Schedule
I have learned so much from this amazing program. I feel like I am now equipped with lifelong tools that will help me become a great educator.ECE graduate