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Interdisciplinary Studies B.A.S. with a major in Early Childhood Education – Educator of Young Children

A Flexible, Practical Degree Option for Early Childhood Educators

The demand for well-qualified early childhood educators is rising with the number of children now attending early childhood care and education programs. The Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education from University of Houston-Clear Lake is primarily for students who have taken courses in an early childhood discipline from an accredited institution and would like to pursue a bachelor's degree. This degree is focused on young children up to 5 years of age with several courses that also cover the early school years through age 8. This is an affordable option to complete your bachelor's degree in a supportive environment with other students who currently work with small children and families and wish to work in early childhood programs such as Head Start, Early Head Start, or other early care and education programs and agencies where a Texas EC-6 Teacher Certification is not required.

Teaching Young Children Prepares Them for Academic Success

As the importance of educating children during the early years is becoming more evident, opportunities for jobs in quality educational programs for children are increasing. The BAS courses focus on teaching diverse learners, curriculum and assessment, instructional strategies, child development, family and community relations and leadership skills. It builds on and extends child development coursework from the community college and can be directly applied to your current work with young children and families.

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Admission Requirements

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*This plan is not available to UHCL freshmen. It is exclusively available to qualified transfer students seeking their first bachelor’s degree.


Degree Requirements

Ready to learn about the classes you need to take to earn your degree from the College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out all you need to know about the required course work, complete with options for electives.

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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 


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2022
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 14
  • Summer 2022
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2022
    Priority - August 12
    Final - August 17

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

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

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Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency.

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


Interdisciplinary Studies B.A.S. with a major in Early Childhood Education – Educator of Young Children Faculty

Amber Brown
Amber Brown

Amber Brown

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3627
Email: browna@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Amber Brown Faculty Bio

Shanna Graves
Shanna Graves

Shanna Graves

Program Coordinator and 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

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

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

Preeti Jain Faculty Bio