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For details on how this program will be delivered for the Spring/Summer 2023 semester (if applicable), please see the delivery modes for all programs.
Students who are interested in obtaining this degree are encouraged to complete Years 1 & 2 through Sheridan's Early Childhood Education diploma program. Once you've received your ECE diploma, you'll be eligible to apply for this degree, entering directly into Year 3. View the Degree Completion page for details.
Make a difference. Become a leader in early childhood education.
Outstanding career preparation
This program focuses on developing progressive leaders in early childhood education and care (ECEC) and child advocacy. You'll learn to design and manage an inclusive, positive, learning-centred environment, and you'll gain the critical thinking, business and interpersonal skills necessary to fulfill a leadership role and direct innovative practices in ECEC.
What you'll learn
- Theories of human development.
- Early childhood pedagogy and program models.
- Curriculum design and implementation.
- Roles and responsibilities of leaders in early childhood.
- Research, analysis and evaluation.
- Organizational structure and management.
In this program, you'll use technology and hands-on application in a curriculum room that emphasizes, encourages and fosters best practices in early learning based on current theoretical research. The program also includes a 14-week work-term internship and a field placement, totalling more than 600 hours.
The work term-internship may be completed in a variety of employment areas according to availability and interest.
You'll have the opportunity to find your own work-term internship, paid or unpaid, which may include international co-op positions. These may include, but are not limited to, licensed child-care centres, nursery schools, Ontario Early Years Centres, and various programs such as early education, Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten, family and community resources, parenting/prenatal and infant mental health, special needs programs as well as atypical placements such as an international placement in Hong Kong or elsewhere.
Students completing internships may be required to have up-to-date immunizations as well as a current, acceptable and valid police record (including a vulnerable sector check). This will depend on the internship site and if applicable, documentation should be provided directly to the Internship facilitator. Additionally, please note that at this time, many of our community partners are also requiring that students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and students must follow the COVID-19 vaccination policy of the community site/organization they are attending. Students must adhere to all of Sheridan’s policies and the Student Code of Conduct whether in internship or in class (remote or in-class). Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited internships opportunities, which may impact their progression in, or completion of, the program.
Explore your future classroom
As an Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Education student you’ll work in labs designed to imitate the real-world workplace. Curious to see what that looks like? Take a virtual tour of our Early Childhood Education Lab.
Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a further seven-year term starting September 1, 2017 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario Colleges. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid, even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g. acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS PSYC34579 Human Development: Current Topics 3 EDUC49014 Pedagogical Leadership in Early Learning and Care 3 SOCS28448 Advocacy and Leadership: Building Healthy Communities 3 MGMT39207 Introduction to Projects as an Early Childhood Leader 3 COWT10023 Cooperative Education Internship Forum – Degree
Breadth Elective 3 Total: 15 COWT18888: Degree Internship – 14 weeks; 30 hours per week (420 hours)
Courses subject to change.
Current students should refer to their Academic Requirements in myStudentCentre to track their academic progress and outstanding course requirements.
Find course details for electives:
Early Childhood Education diploma (MTCU 51211) or equivalent postsecondary diploma as accepted by the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater (average C+).
If you do not have an ECE diploma or equivalent: Students who are interested in obtaining this degree are encouraged to complete Years 1 & 2 through Sheridan's Early Childhood Education diploma program. Once you've received your ECE diploma, you'll be eligible to apply for this degree, entering directly into Year 3. View the Degree Completion page for details.
Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement in their Early Childhood Education diploma with a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
When you complete the Early Childhood Leadership (ECL) bachelor’s degree, you'll be prepared to guide and lead curriculum and pedagogy in Ontario’s early childhood settings.
Here are some places you might work:
- Before- and after-school programs
- Child-care centres and programs
- Early intervention services
- Early learning/full-day kindergarten programs
- Newcomer Programs
- Ontario Early Years Centres and other family resource programs
- Research Centres
As a graduate of an Early Childhood Education diploma (or equivalent, as accepted by the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario) with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater (average C+), you may be eligible to complete Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership degree program through Degree Completion.
Get your degree in less time
Degree Completion allows you to apply your diploma credits toward a Sheridan degree. You'll get significant credit for the courses you completed in your diploma, which means you can complete your degree and advance your career sooner.
How to apply
To apply for Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership Degree Completion, visit ontariocolleges.ca and submit an application using the appropriate program code:
- For full-time studies: PBECB
- For part-time studies: PBECBP
As a Degree Completion student, you must first complete these four (4) mandatory courses:
- EDUC 10009 – Evidence Based Practices in EC Programs
- EDUC 17198 – Introduction to EC Leadership
- TBD (Breadth Elective)
- ENGL 17889GD – Composition and Rhetoric
All four courses are offered during the Spring–Summer semester. Some courses are offered in the Fall and Winter semesters.
Once you have successfully completed all four courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, you will automatically progress to Year 3 (Semester 5) of the degree program as a returning student. No further application is required.
You can choose to complete these four courses and the remaining Year 3 and Year 4 courses of the degree as a full-time or part-time student. Courses are offered throughout the year. Please note, however, that you can only start Year 3 (Semester 5) in the Fall semester.
Have a question about Degree Completion? Please get in touch – we're happy to help!
Advanced Entry Challenge Exams
Get credit for what you know
Sheridan recognizes and appreciates that advanced learning doesn’t always require standard classroom instruction, and that opportunities to advance skills and learn new technologies are everywhere.
If you have significant knowledge and experience in programming, web development, database and/or networking, you may choose to complete Advanced Entry Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (AEPLAR) Challenge Exams for academic credit towards your Sheridan Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma.
How do Challenge Exams work?
AEPLAR Challenge Exams are administered by and through the Sheridan College Assessment Centre or through an approved Test Centre. There are fees to write each exam (an Assessment Centre fee and a Challenge Exam fee).
Your completed Challenge Exam(s) will be evaluated to determine whether you’re eligible for credit in one or more courses within the identified program streams.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and Advanced Standing credits are subject to Sheridan’s policies and procedures. Learn more about Sheridan’s Credit Transfer policies and procedures.
I have previous postsecondary education. Should I write a Challenge Exam?
No. Challenge Exams are designed for applicants with knowledge and experience gained outside of formal education. If you have previous postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply for Advanced Standing instead — you may be eligible to apply your previously earned credits towards your new program at Sheridan.
What subjects can I complete Challenge Exams for?
Challenge Exams for applicants to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program are designed to test skills in specific knowledge streams within this program:
- Programming – Java OO
- Programming – Java Spring Boot
- Programming – .NET
- Web Development
- Operating Systems
- Systems Design
- Mobile App Development – Android
- Mobile App Development – iOS
- Mathematics (Algebra, Functions, and Statistics)
You can also choose to complete Challenge Exams for specific individual courses within the Computer Systems Technology program.
Complete a free self-assessment test to help you determine whether Challenge Exams are a good option for you. (Coming soon!)
How do I apply to complete a Challenge Exam?
Step 1: Make sure you meet the program admission requirements
You must meet the program admission requirements to be eligible for admission and PLAR.
Step 2: Complete a free self-assessment
Complete a free online open example self-evaluation test (coming soon!) for each knowledge stream you wish to challenge. This will help you determine whether your current skills will enable you to succeed in the Challenge Exam(s).
Step 3: Apply to Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma program
Apply to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program.
To be eligible to complete Challenge Exams for this program, you must select "Advanced Entry" as the level of the program on your application.
Step 4: Follow the instructions to complete your Challenge Exam(s)
Once Sheridan receives your application, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to register and pay for your Challenge Exam(s). Follow those instructions.
Once you’ve completed your Challenge Exam(s), subject matter experts in Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology will evaluate them within 10 business days. The Faculty will forward your results to the Office of the Registrar, and any approved credit transfers will be posted in your Credit Transfer centre. Exam feedback will not be provided.
Step 5: Accept your offer of admission and pay your program fees
If you receive an offer of admission to Sheridan, please follow the instructions to confirm your offer and pay your fees by the due dates indicated in order to reserve your spot in the program.
We wish you success in this process and look forward to seeing you at Sheridan!
This program contains a mandatory internship for all students during the summer (May–August) between the 3rd and 4th year.
Internships are a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with work experience within a professional environment. Internship work terms are related to the academic studies of the student and may be paid or unpaid. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You'll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.
Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the Internship. The Internship component is delivered by Sheridan's Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.
Learn more about Cooperative Education and Internships at Sheridan.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2022–2023 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Financial Aid & Awards
Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:
- Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
- Scholarships, awards and bursaries
- Work Study Assistance Program
International Entrance Scholarship
All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL and programs with tuition reduction excluded) in Spring 2023, Fall 2023 or Winter 2024 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Analyze the interacting social and biological factors that collectively shape early brain and human development and set the stage for lifelong learning, behaviour and health.
- Integrate into practice respect for families' central role in child-rearing and early learning and the impact on family structures, community support systems, culture and socio-economic status on parenting.
- Exhibit leadership in the design and implementation of responsive curriculum based on critical analysis of pedagogy, historical perspectives, and understandings of early human development.
- Design inclusive early childhood environments reflective of, and responsive to, children's varied abilities and exceptionalities.
- Evaluate early childhood programs, engaging stakeholders in the process and addressing diverse strengths and needs of young children and families.
- Construct a pedagogical leadership philosophy based on critical analysis, metacognitive theory, and self-reflection essential to the practice and leadership of Early Childhood Education.
- Apply research skills, including assessment of the research process, formulation of research questions and collection and interpretation of data, in a variety of research projects.
- Develop responsive and collaborative professional relationships with children, families, colleagues and community partners.
- Perform responsibilities in a manner consistent with ethical and professional codes of conduct; in compliance with legislative and legal requirements; and, within the defined scope of practice limitations.
- Advocate for and with children, families, colleagues and the broader community, promoting the principles of quality in early childhood programs.
- Apply the basic principles of human resources, financial and facilities management to the operations of an early childhood program.
- Collaborate with early childhood educators and other interdisciplinary professionals in the early years sector.
- Communicate professionally using structured and coherent arguments through a variety of mediums, informed by key concepts and techniques in Early Childhood studies, to a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences.
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Computer Science Specializations
In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.
In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.
Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.
You can specialize in one of the following fields:
Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.
- Internet of Things
- Storage Systems
- Cloud Infrastructure
- Distributed & Parallel Computing
- Security & Privacy in the Cloud
- Cloud Economics
- Cloud Monitoring & Governance
Specialized Career Opportunities
- Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
- Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
- Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
- Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
- Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
- Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.
- Business Processes
- Data Analysis & Visualization 1
- Big Data Management & Processing
- Data Analysis & Visualization 2
- Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
- Machine Learning Techniques
- Data Mining
- Business Communication
Specialized Career Opportunities
- Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
- Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
- Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
- Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
- Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.
- Gameplay Programming 1
- Game Engine Architecture
- Gameplay Programming 2
- Computer Graphics & Animation
- Artificial Intelligence for Games
- Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
- Multiplayer Games
- Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
Specialized Career Opportunities
- Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
- Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.
- IP Engineering 1
- Network Access Technologies
- Network Service Applications
- IP Engineering 2
- Enterprise Network Operations
- IP Engineering 3
- Emerging Topics in Networking
- Internet Core Technologies
Specialized Career Opportunities
- Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
- Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
- Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.
Modelling, Simulation & Visualization
Learn how to develop effective simulation software using techniques such as discrete event modelling, continuous system modelling, probabilistic modelling and mathematical modelling.
- Introduction to Modelling & Simulation
- Mathematical Modelling
- Graphics and Visualization
- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
- Modelling & Simulation Methods
- High Performance Software Design
- Advanced Graphics and Visualization
- Advanced Modelling and Simulation
Specialized Career Opportunities
- Medical Imaging Software Specialist: Evaluate existing technologies, develop and implement algorithms and conduct system-level engineering to analyze, visualize, manipulate and integrate medical image-based solutions.
- Data Visualization Specialist: Independently design, visualize and implement data visualization solutions using data visualization best practices.
- Imaging Programmer: Use advanced programming knowledge, template development environments and image processing software packages to process medical image data.
- Modelling Specialist: Perform predictive modelling and data mining (including the design, development, maintenance and implementation of models) to identify trends and outliers, apply statistical methods to the data and interpret the results, and develop and design clear and informative data visualizations.
Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum and its delivery are designed to address current social issues pertinent to the design industry. This enables students to broaden their understanding of their place within the world.
Fundamental to the vision of the program is the balance of creative and conceptual thinking with the technical and business aspects of the profession. Courses follow a logical sequence with the degree of difficulty building vertically from first year to fourth year.
The various streams provide a range of design problems building in size and scope, from simple to complex in various design sectors. The curriculum builds on fundamental introductions that ensures a strong foundation for students to apply additional more complex learning and skills developed later in the program.
Studio projects are designed to mimic professional practice and require applied theory, creativity and strong technical knowledge. Curriculum is also connected horizontally across each semester to help support the learning in courses happening simultaneously. This demonstrates the inter-connected knowledge and skills required to practice in the industry.
The program provides many opportunities that expose students to practicing professionals and professional practice. Industry leaders and representatives from professional associations like ARIDO and IDC are invited into the classroom as jurors and guest speakers throughout the four years. The internship also provides professional design work experience for students before they enter their final year of study.
The curriculum is student-centric and designed to equip students with the skills that are required for entry-level design positions and advanced study. Manual skills such as drafting, drawing and model making are developed alongside digital skills using current software. Students are also well-versed in the applicable building codes and regulations required to practice in Ontario. Students are exposed to valuable research skills and encouraged to continue their learning past graduation.
Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program aspires to:
- Develop confident, creative and critical thinkers that can solve a variety of problems thoughtfully, improving the quality of the built environment and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
- Equip students with the tools to think independently and ethically to ensure technically, environmentally, and socially responsible decision-making.
- Deliver current and relevant curriculum that incorporates equity, diversity and inclusion. This encourages students to create spaces that foster inclusivity and look at design from various perspectives within diverse communities, involving numerous stakeholders.
- Inform students regarding the various facets of the profession, engaging them with designers and industry affiliates.
- Encourage continuous professional and personal growth, instilling a desire to contribute to the profession and society at large. The program encourages students to become active participants in the design community, become members of their local Association, write their NCIDQ exams, give back to the community and become progressive leaders in the profession.
- Prepare graduates for entry-level design positions, equipped with the required knowledge and skills for employment in the diverse design industry, ensuring they possess the body of knowledge necessary to respond to social and environmental issues, while designing interior spaces that are technically proficient, code-compliant, conceptually strong, sustainable and all-inclusive.
- Provide enhanced opportunities for students to pursue post-graduate studies, employment, research and/or further their academic studies and/or credentials.
Pathways from Athletic Therapy and Kinesiology
If you've graduated from a health-science degree other than athletic therapy or kinesiology, your application will be assessed on an individual basis.
Get your Osteopathy degree in less time
If you're a graduate of Sheridan's Athletic Therapy or Kinesiology degree program, you may be eligible to start in the second year of this program after completing three bridging courses.
This bridging program will be available in Spring/Summer 2024.
Bridging courses (Spring/Summer Semester)
- OSTP 17927D: The Science of Osteopathy (3 credits)
- OSTP 14859: Theoretical Pathways to Osteopathy (5 credits)
- OSTP 16333: Practical Pathways to Osteopathy (1 credit)
After successfully completing the assigned bridging courses, you'll be admitted into Year 2 (Semester 3) of our Osteopathy degree. In order to earn your Osteopathy degree, you'll need to complete all courses in the remaining three years of the program, with the following exceptions.
You will additionally take:
- Year 2: OSTP 11271D: Clinical Methodology (3 credits)
- Year 2: SCIE 22437D: Human Physiology for Allied Health (2 credits)
- Year 3: SCIE 31116D: Pathophysiology for Allied Health (3 credits)
You will not need to take:*
- SCIE 26661D: Pathophysiology 1 (3 credits)
- OSTP 24645D: Structure & Function 2 – Lower Cervicals, Thorax & Upper Extremity (3 credits)
- OSTP 22482D: Applied Clinical Practice 2 (1 credit)
- FLPL 21839D: Internship Prep (1 credit)
- SCIE 39622D: Pathophysiology 2 – Systemic Interactions (3 credits)
- RESE 37626D: Statistical Methods in Health Sciences (3 credits)
- RESE 42279D: Applied Research Methods for Health Sciences (3 credits)
- BUSM 44956D: Business Entrepreneurship for Clinical Practitioners (3 credits)
- 6 Degree Breadth Electives (3 credits each)
*Athletic Therapy graduates are also exempt from the following course:
- OSTP 20782D: Clinical Experience 2 (0.5 credits)
Our mission is to offer the highest quality, evidence-based and research-embedded education that empowers learners through a discipline-specific curated curriculum with an extensive clinical and experiential learning component to train Manual Practitioners who serve the needs of the community.
Our vision is to train visionary leaders in the field of Osteopathic Manual Practice to provide a safe, holistic, and patient-centred care.
Critical Performance Statement
By the end of the program, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to assess and treat musculoskeletal dysfunctions associated with acute, chronic, or systemic conditions, using a critically informed, holistic, and patient-centred approach to care.
Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.
Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.
Critical Performance Statement
Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.
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