Aug 07, 2020  
Undergraduate Calendar 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Calendar 2019-2020

Honours Human Behaviour - Early Childhood Education Specialization (B.A.Sc.)

The program is offered jointly in partnership by Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology and the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University. Students pursue two qualifications simultaneously, and graduates receive the Ontario College Diploma from Mohawk and the McMaster Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree.


Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:

Program Notes

  1. The timing of the Spring/Summer sessions may not adhere to the Sessional Dates as published in this Calendar.
  2. Students who enrolled in this program prior to September 2019, may use PNB 3Q03 A/B S  towards the units required from the Human Behaviour (Early Childhood Education) Course List.
  3. Students interested in pursuing post-graduate studies are encouraged to take HUMBEHV 3MD3  in Level III or IV.

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Field Placement Notes

  1. Applying for Placements - Prior to the start date of a placement, students are required to submit a completed Field Placement Request Form to the Program Coordinator.
  2. Placements will be with agencies that have contracted in advance with Mohawk College. The College cannot accommodate any student requests for special consideration. 
  3. Students are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from assigned placements.
  4. Eligibility for Placements - All students must meet academic, social, and health requirements before they can attend a site for field placement.
    • Social/Professional Requirements - All students within the program are expected to consistently demonstrate Social/Professional behaviours that are typical of those expected by employers. If, in the opinion of program faculty, a student has failed to demonstrate appropriate behaviours, the university may refuse to offer a placement.
    • Health Requirements - In the interest of the student and the placement, students are required to submit documentation (e.g., Health Record Form) that they have had a satisfactory physical examination including many routine vaccinations. All students must submit this documentation prior to placement or the student will not start the placement. Students should refer to their professional practice coordinator to determine health requirements specific to their college and placement agency.
    • Police Reference Check - All students are required to have a Police Reference Check prior to the commencement of their placement.
  5. All costs associated with pre-placement requirements are the responsibility of the student.

Human Behaviour (Early Childhood Education) Course List


150 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I, plus three Professional Practices in Spring/Summer Term between Level II and III and Level III and IV

Level I: 30 Units

30 units

(See Admission above.)

Level II

Level III

Level IV: 30 Units

9 units


  • the Human Behaviour (Early Childhood Education) Course List

(See Program Notes 2 and 3 above.)

12 units

  • Electives

Program Chart



(September to December)


(January to April)


(May to August)

Level II

30 units from Academic Level II


15 units ECE Field Placement I & II 
Level III

30 units from Academic Level III


15 units ECE Field Placement III
Level IV

30 units from Academic Level IV