The University of Windsor has announced the cancellation of one of Lambton's degree programs in this partnership - the joint Bachelor of Education/Early Childhood Education (BEd/ECE) program. Current students will complete their studies as planned, with no change in the program.
If you have any questions, please contact Abby Nakhaie at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Education (519-253-3000 ext. 3837, or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Early Childhood Education diploma at Lambton will continue to be offered and Lambton continues to expand degree partnership opportunities.
For further information on programs at Lambton please contact email@example.com or 519 541-2403.
Lambton College and University of Windsor have partnered to offer a collaborative graduate program to successful graduates of a recognized three-year Bachelor Degree (see admission requirements for further details). Upon completion you will graduate with an Ontario College Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Lambton College, as well as a Bachelor of Education Degree from University of Windsor.
This program emphasizes active involvement and reflective practice, by providing students with practical work experience in primary/junior classroom settings alongside a certified teaching professional. Students also benefit from direct practice within Lambton College’s on-campus Ontario Early Years Centre and Early Childhood Education Centre. These facilities are used by Early Childhood Education students to gain practical experience with children, while applying the theory learned in the classroom.
Highly qualified instructors teach the foundations of early learning philosophy, curriculum and teaching approaches, using a student-focused approach and interactive teaching methods.
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A recognized three-year (minimum) Bachelor’s Degree (with a minimum cumulative average of 70%) and submit an applicant profile.
Applicants who have attended university outside of Ontario must have official transcripts sent directly to the Faculty of Education from the home institution. A certified translation of transcripts in languages other than English is required.
Applicants must have at least 10 semester courses completed at a recognized university at the time of application. It is desirable that applicants have studied a wide range of subject areas. Therefore, applicants who have one or more university courses in the main curriculum areas listed below will receive preference: English, Mathematics, Canadian Geography/History, Fine Arts (Visual Arts/Drama/Music/Dance), Physical Education and Science.
Teacher candidate selection is based on:
- Academic standing: All applicants must have a minimum cumulative average of 70% (B-) or higher. The academic average is calculated on the best 30 semester courses (not including college transfer credit) at the time of admission. Courses completed after August 2013 will not be used in the calculation of the average.
- To Apply to BED/ECE: Application forms and all supporting socuments can be downloaded from the Faculty of Education website and must be submitted directly to:
Faculty of Education
University of Windsor
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
Application Deadline: December 1. 2012 (late applicants must contact the Faculty of Education at University of Windsor)
- An equity consideration form, where applicable: The Faculty of Education affirms its principles and policy of fairness and equity for individuals who are qualified for the teaching profession and who reflect the ethno cultural and social diversity of the population of students in Ontario's schools. In pursuit of this principle and policy, we seek to identify candidates representing backgrounds whose perspectives will diversify and enrich the teaching and learning community. Applications are encouraged from groups that are traditionally under-represented in the teaching profession.
- English Language Proficiency Requirement, where applicable: All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not lived in an English-speaking country for five years or more must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a minimum IBT total score of 92 (with a minimum speaking and writing component of 25) or a computer-based total score of 237 or a paper-based total score of 580 (5.5 on the essay writing is required for both the computer and paper based), and a TSE (Test of Spoken English) score of 55 (TSE is required for computer and paper based tests only).
Please Note: Students must apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).
Students must achieve a minimum grade of C- in all ECE core courses, must successfully complete field placement and must have a minimum term GPA of 2.0 in order to progress to the next term.
After successfully graduating from the Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood Education program, graduates must then apply to the Ontario College of Teachers for certification.
Graduates of this program will be able to apply for positions as elementary teachers or as Early Childhood Educators in ontario schools.