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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*This plan is not available to UHCL freshmen. It is exclusively available to qualified transfer students seeking their first bachelor’s degree.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - July 15
Final - August 1
Priority - November 1
Final - December 1
Priority - March 1
Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2022Priority - January 4
Final - January 14
Summer 2022Priority - May 1
Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
Fall 2022Priority - August 12
Final - August 17
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
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.
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.