Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
Early Childhood Education to Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Child and Youth Studies
Pathway Last Updated

Sending Institution Information

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

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Trent University
Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Program Area
Community, Social Services/Social Work/Interventions
Program Title
Child & Youth Studies

Contact Procedures

Recruitment and Admissions Office
Trent University


Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

The agreement will be reviewed annually, or sooner in the event of major curriculum changes in either partner’s programs. This agreement may be terminated by either party. In this case, notice of one year is required. In the event of termination of the agreement, every effort will be made to ensure that students currently enrolled in the program will not be affected.

Eligibility for Pathway

To qualify for this agreement, students must have:

- successfully completed Centennial College’s Early Childhood Education diploma program;
- a minimum overall average of 75%.

Credit transfer

Students who have commenced studies in the Early Childhood Education Diploma program since Fall 2016 will receive the following 5.0 transfer credits:

  • 0.5 CHYS 1002H - Playful Pedagogy
  • 1.0 CHYS 4880Y - Placement - Field Based Learning
  • 0.5 EDUC 1010H - Understanding Teaching and Learning 1
  • 0.5 WRIT 1001H - Write in Time
  • 0.5 unassigned Psychology credit at the 2000 level (B2 category)
  • 2.0 unassigned Arts credits at the 1000 level

Refer to the most recent version of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar for course descriptions:

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

  • CHYS 1000H - Introduction to Child & Youth Studies
  • CHYS 1001H - Child and Youth: Theory and Voice
  • CHYS 2000H - Introduction to Research Methods
  • CHYS 2001H - Child and Youth Rights and Legal Issues
  • CHYS 2006H - Indigenous Knowledge for Children and Youth 
  • CHYS 3001H - Case Studies of Professional Ethics and Risk Management
  • 0.5 additional Child & Youth Studies credit at the 2000 level 
  • 1.5 additional Child & Youth Studies credits at the 3000 level
  • 1.0 additional Child & Youth Studies credit at the 4000 level
  • PSYC 1020H - Introduction to Psychology Part 1: Experimental and Biological Bases of Behaviour
  • PSYC 1030H - Introduction to Psychology Part 2: Social and Personality Perspectives
  • PSYC 3500H - Child Development
  • SOCI 1001H - Introduction to Sociology I: Critical Foundations
  • 7.0 additional credits, including the following:
    • Maximum 1.0 credit at the 1000 level
    • Minimum 2.5 credits at the 3000 level or above

Degree requirements are subject to change. Refer to the most recent version of the Academic Calendar for course descriptions and degree requirements, which apply to all undergraduate programs.

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

3 years

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

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Child & Youth Studies

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