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Advantages of a BA in ESDT (ECS specialization)

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Here are some of the advantages of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Educational Studies and Digital Technology (ESDT) - Early Childhood Studies (ECS) specialization:

  • Affords careers in human resources management and training in the industrial, commercial and various other sectors.
  • Capitalizes on the recent success of Pathway programs, allowing qualified students to obtain both a college diploma and a university degree, while simultaneously decreasing the time required for completion.
  • Enhances qualifications for individuals applying to positions that require an undergraduate degree.
  • Independent curriculum and/or instructional design for physically co-located and online environments.
  • Leverages the potential of digital technology affordances in early years education contexts.
  • Provides alternatives for those who are interested in kindergarten to Grade 12 education employment opportunities, but who are frustrated by the current lack of opportunities.

Career opportunities include:

  • Aboriginal child care programs
  • Before and after school programs
  • Child care centres
  • Early intervention programs
  • Home child care
  • Ontario Early Years Centres, Parenting and Family Literacy Centres, and other parenting programs
  • Kindergarten and primary classrooms as assistants
  • Nursery and preschool programs
  • Recreational programs
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