Stream C - Category A - Entrance Requirements

Applicants holding a Two-Year Early Childhood Education (ECE) Diploma

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In order to obtain a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Winnipeg, students must complete an additional 60 credit hours of course work (students will receive standing in 30 credit hours on the basis of completing the two-year ECE diploma). Within these 60 credit hours, students must complete a Major, and must fulfill the Humanities, Science, and Academic Writing requirements.

Upon successful completion of the program, students may apply to the Manitoba Child Day Care Program (Manitoba Family Services and Housing) for Early Childhood Educator (ECE) III classification.

Overview of Requirements for the BA

For Graduation: Minimum 90 credit hours (based on courses completed at UW and credit from the ECE Diploma)

Major Requirement in Developmental Studies: Minimum 39 credit hours (24 credit hours of Core and 15 credit hours of Specialization courses)

Humanities Requirement: 12 credit hours

Science Requirement: 6 credit hours

Writing Requirement: Those students who hold the ECE Diploma, and who are eligible for at least 24 credit hours of transfer credit, are exempt from the Writing Requirement.

Electives: courses taken to total 60 credit hours

Maximum credit hours below the 2000 level: Of the 60 credit hours of University courses required for the BA, students may include a maximum of 12 credit hours below the 2000 level (i.e., first year courses).

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