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November 1, 2014
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Children's Education and Development Option

The Children’s Education and Development (CED) Option provides students with an opportunity to study the fundamentals involved in the development and education of children from infancy to young adulthood. As a CED Option student, you will take courses in psychology, sociology, English, philosophy and contemporary studies, as well as participate in service learning, where students gain experience in an educational setting. The option is available in combination with the Contemporary Studies major, a program designed to introduce students to the issues in today’s world.


The CED Option is offered in combination with the Honours BA in Contemporary Studies (20 credits). The option consists of 4 credits (of the 20 total). To learn more about Contemporary Studies click here. Students taking this option will take a Community Service Learning course where they be in a placement in the Brantford area in a setting related to their career goals. Students graduating from the Children's Education and Development Option can pursue careers in social work, children's advocacy, or special education to name a few. Many students in this program choose a career in teaching by taking the consecutive education route as well.

 Graduates of the CED Option looking to teach can now take advantage of a new articulation with Nipissing in North Bay. Nipissing will reserve 15 spaces in their BEd program (primary/junior division) each year for graduates of the CED Option. Students must complete their degree with an overall average of at least 75 percent, and apply through the OUAC by the stated deadline to be eligible under this new agreement.


Admissions Requirements

4U English @ 60%
Average in top 6 4U or 4M courses of mid-70s

Children's Education and Development Option Courses