Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
Diploma in Early Childhood Education to Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies
Pathway Last Updated

Sending Institution Information

Sending Institution
Fleming College
Education, Community and Social Services
Program Area
Community/Child/Youth Education/Interventions/Services
Program Title
Early Childhood Education

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Ryerson University
Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Program Area
Education/Disabilities Studies
Program Title
Early Childhood Studies

Contact Procedures

Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment

Ryerson University

350 Victoria Street

Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Telephone: 416-979-5036


Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

Ryerson University will periodically review this transfer pathway, making amendments as appropriate. Students enrolled at the time of any change shall be allowed to complete their degree based on the original terms of their offer of admission to Ryerson University.  While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, Ryerson's current Undergraduate Calendar(s) is the official reference document.

Eligibility for Pathway

Graduation from a public Ontario College Diploma program in Early Childhood Education, or equivalent, with an overall average of B/ 3.0/ 70% is required for admission consideration.




All applicants must have completed, prior to commencing the Early Childhood Studies program, three one-term (or equivalent) liberal studies courses, at the university level, with minimum B- / 70% grades in each course. One of the lower level liberal studies courses MUST be an English subject.


College courses CANNOT be used as substitutions for university level liberal studies courses.  University courses that have been used to fulfill Early Childhood Education diploma requirements CANNOT be used to meet the liberal studies requirements.  In addition, the liberal studies courses CANNOT be introductory level Psychology or Sociology.


Further details are available in the Direct Entry section at

Credit transfer

Successful applicants are admitted to fifth semester of the program.

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

Students must complete all courses from years three and four of the program.

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

Students normally complete the full-time program in two years. Students are required to complete the part-time program in no more than seven years. Most students will complete the program in less time by planning their course selections carefully.

Credential(s) to be granted on successful completion of all required components

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Early Childhood Studies

Ryerson University degrees are equivalent to the Honours degree required for admission consideration for graduate studies and professional programs.

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