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Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Care and Education

Help Prepare Young Children for the Future

Emphasizing childhood care and education from birth through age five, the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Care and Education from University of Houston-Clear Lake will provide you with knowledge and field experiences you'll need to become a leader in early childhood care.

Setting the Table for Success

A child's early years are key in all levels of development including social, emotional, language and cognitive abilities. With a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Care and Education from UHCL, you can learn the best methods to prepare a child for success in elementary school. Your courses will focus on infants, toddlers, math, science, literacy, cultural awareness, special needs and other crucial topics that will help you play a critical role in a child's early education.


Admission Requirements

UHCL’s College of Education would love to have you join us. Find out today what it takes to apply.


Degree Requirements

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Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Care and Education


Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL


Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

We've earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

NAEYC Higher Education Program Early Childhood SealThe National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has granted accreditation to the Early Childhood BS program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake.


Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Care and Education Faculty

Amber Brown
Amber Brown

Amber Brown

Program Director and Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3627
Email: browna@uhcl.edu
Office: B1119-2

Amber Brown Faculty Bio

Shanna Graves
Shanna Graves

Shanna Graves

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3578
Email: gravess@uhcl.edu
Office: bayou Suite 1119

Shanna Graves Faculty Bio

Rebecca Huss-Keeler
Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3535
Email: huss@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Rebecca Huss-Keeler Faculty Bio

Preeti Jain
Preeti Jain

Preeti Jain

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3567
Email: jainp@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Preeti Jain Faculty Bio

Neelofer Tajani
Neelofer Tajani

Neelofer Tajani

Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3543
Email: tajani@uhcl.edu
Office: B1119-3

Neelofer Tajani Faculty Bio