Certificate and Diploma
Certificate in Infant Development and Supported Child Development (15 credits)
The Certificate program is offered through the University of British Columbia (UBC). It aims to provide students with a basic foundation of the knowledge and skills needed to work in Infant Development (ID) and Supported Child Development (SCD) programs. The Certificate they receive upon completion of the 5 courses will reflect the fact that they have taken this introductory level of training within a reasonable time frame (approximately 2-5 years) on a part-time basis. You may complete a maximum of 18-UBC credits or 12 non-UBC credits of Unclassified courses before transferring them into a Diploma in Education.
The Certificate program is offered through the Teacher Education Office in consultation with IECER.
Infant Development and Supported Child Development Certificate Courses (online)
To be taken at the beginning of the IDSC Certificate Program, in either order:
- EPSE 348 (3) Family-Centred Practice for Children with Special Needs
- EPSE 406 (3) Typical and Atypical Development in Infants and Young Children.
- Followed in any order by:
- ECED 439 (Formerly EPSE 420): Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs
- ECED 440 (Formerly EPSE 440): Supporting Social and Communication Development in Infants and Young Children with Special Needs
- ECED 441 (Formerly EPSE 441): Early Intervention for Infants and Young Children with Sensory Loss and Motor Impairments
Diploma in Infant Development and Supported Child Development (30 credits)
The Diploma Program aims to provide additional professional and academic guidance to ID and SCC consultants, to raise their skill and knowledge levels beyond the introductory level, to enhance their level of practice, and to assist them in providing leadership. The Diploma that is awarded at the completion of the 10-course program is a terminal credential, which means that the credits earned cannot be applied to another University degree. Students must complete the Diploma program within 5 years of their acceptance.
- All Infant Development and Supported Child Development Certificate Courses (15 credits): EPSE 348, EPSE 406, ECED 439, ECED 440, ECED 441
- PLUS 5 approved electives (15 credits)
One of the 5 electives must be taken through UBC, but the other 4 may be taken from approved courses offered through UBC or through other Universities or University Colleges.
The Diploma program is offered through Teacher Education Office (TEO).
The IDSC Summer Institute
Every year the Institute of Early Childhood Education and Research offers an intensive IDSC Summer Institute with a leading authority in the field: ECED 380 Selected Topics in Infant Development and Supported Child Development (3-12). This 3-credit course (which can be taken more than once, to a maximum of 12 credits) can be counted as one or more electives in the Diploma program.
- The 2016 IDSC Summer Institute is a non-credit 2 1/2 day program, developed in response to the recommendations proposed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in particular with regards to early childhood development, education and care. The program features a panel presentation, a visit to the Musqueam Community Centre, and workshops about history of place and residential schools. http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/IDSC2016
Professional Development Fund
User Guide Announcement – June 2015