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Child Studies is a non-certification program in education for students who are seeking careers in the early childhood profession in childcare and preschool settings. Students eligible for this degree program will have obtained a CDA, an Associate's Degree or 60 hours in early childhood education and core requirements. Coursework for Child Studies is only offered through the ADCaP program at our Alamo Heights Center.
A student following this course of study will take the general education core, specialized course work (transferred from a community college) and upper division professional requirements. After the completion of this program, the student is qualified as an early childhood professional educator.
Major in Child Development and/or Early Childhood Education
Up to 36 hours of transfer credit in the Associate's Degree or within the 60 Hours in child development/early childhood transferred:
Completion of 46 semester hours of UIW Core Curriculum
Interdisciplinary Module (42 hours)
EDUC 2315 The Survey of Children in Diverse and Inclusive Settings
EDUC 3316 Foundations of Language and Literacy
EDUC 3350 Emergent Literacy
EDUC 3360 Early Childhood/Kindergarten Curriculum
EDUC 3364 History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education
EDUC 4345 Play and Play Environments
EDUC 4372 Cognitive Structures and Language Acquisition
ENGL 3385 Integrated Language Arts
ENGL 4367 Literature for Children and Young Adults
PEHP 3305 Motor Development, Health, and Fitness
PEHP 4345 Psychomotor Development: Educational Implications
PHIL 3333 Applied Ethics
SOCI 3343 Sociology of the Family
THAR 4301 Creativity in the Arts
Specialization Module (30 hours)
This module consists of associate degree transfer hours in child development/early childhood.
Free Elective Module
Remaining hours needed to meet 42 hour upper division requirement for graduation. Students will work with their academic advisor to select courses that will meet their career goals and ensure fulfillment of advanced hours and residency degree requirements. Transfer credit may be used to fulfill these hours.
Total requirements must equal at least 120 credit hours to be eligible for graduation.
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