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 the University of Houston-Clear Lake is primarily for students who have an associate's degree 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 birth through age five with several courses that also cover the early school years through age eight. 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 who 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

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), College of Education
  • Special Requirements
    1. Earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in an Early Childhood program, or a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in an Early Childhood discipline, and
    2. Are eligible to return to the last school attended
  • Tracks Offered

    BAS – Educator of Young Children
    BAS – Young Children with Disabilities
    BAS – Early Childhood Program Leadership


*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 - February 1
    Final - August 1

  • Spring

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2018
    Priority – January 4
    Final – January 16
  • Summer 2018
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 22
    Final (Summer I) – June 5
    Final (Summer II) – July 9
  • Fall 2018
    Priority – August 13
    Final – August 27

Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Freshman 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

UHCL’s College of Education graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for both initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparation. We’re one of only 14 educator preparation programs in Texas to hold this accreditation. The College of Education is also accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency and holds accreditations from a number of organizations for individual specializations and certification programs.

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

Elizabeth Beavers
Elizabeth Beavers

Elizabeth Beavers

Assistant Professor of Special Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3513
Email: BeaversEA@uhcl.edu
Office: Suite B1119

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Amber Brown

Amber Brown

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

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

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Terry Chvala
Terry Chvala

Terry Chvala

Senior Lecturer of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3641
Email: Chvala@UHCL.edu
Office: B1125

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Leslie Gauna

Leslie Gauna

Assistant Professor,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3576
Email: gauna@uhcl.edu
Office: B1325

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Shanna Graves
Shanna Graves

Shanna Graves

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

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

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Rebecca Huss-Keeler
Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3535
Email: huss@uhcl.edu
Office: 1119-09

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Preeti Jain
Preeti Jain

Preeti Jain

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3567
Email: jainp@uhcl.edu
Office: B1119

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Lillian McEnery

Lillian McEnery

Associate Professor,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3539
Email: Mcenery@uhcl.edu

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