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The Faculty of Education > Certificate in Infant Development and Supported Childcare (IDSC)

This certificate program is pending final approval by the UBC Board of Governors.

This certificate program aims to provide students with a basic foundation in the knowledge and skills needed to work with young children (birth to 9 years) with special needs and their families, especially in the Infant Development Program (IDP) and the Supported Child Development program (SCD).

Admission Requirements

    1. A Bachelor’s degree in Education, or related field, such as Nursing, Early Childhood Education, Psychology.


    2. Post-secondary education (e.g., College Education) in fields such as Early Childhood Education, Educational Assistant, or Behavioral Consultant.


    3. A minimum of 2 years of experience working in the field with young children.

Certificate Requirements

Students must complete a total of 15 credits, consisting of:

EPSE 348 3
EPSE 406 3
ECED 439 3
Two of ECED 440, 441, 442 6
Total Credits 15

Application to Receive Certificate

Upon completion of all required courses, students must apply to receive their certificate from the Professional Development and Community Engagement (PDCE) unit (pdce.educ.ubc.ca/diplomas-certificates/) in the Faculty of Education.

Following confirmation of students’ successful completion of all required courses, students will receive a certificate from PDCE.

Page last updated: May 14, 2019

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