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Bachelor of Applied Science in Interdisciplinary Studies: Educator of Young Children - Online

A Flexible Format to Advance Your Career

Are you a busy professional or individual who wants to advance your education? The College of Education at the University of Houston-Clear Lake has the perfect solution for you! Our Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Interdisciplinary Studies - Educator of Young Children program offers a flexible online option that merges quality education with the convenience of taking classes from home at your own pace. 

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Learn at Your Convenience

The B.A.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies - Educator of Young Children can be completed in as little as 2 years by taking 10 online courses per year, across the fall, spring and summer semesters.

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


Transfer Credit

This 'completer' program combines the freshman and sophomore level courses, earned elsewhere, with the junior and senior level courses required to obtain the degree. Follow the Transfer Guide below to ensure you successfully complete the lower level courses, and are prepared to transition into the junior- and senior-level courses that are conveniently offered online through UHCL.

All junior- and senior-level courses are conveniently offered online.

Transfer Guide (PDF)

Invest a Little For a Big Return

Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from UHCL.

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*Students receive a tuition and fee break by taking more courses per semester. Use the tuition calculator to compare how tuition and fees vary the more courses you take per semester. The calculated tuition and fee total is an estimate and may be subject to change. Excludes special fees that do not affect all students.

Gain Real-World Knowledge

Through a unique blend of online coursework, field experiences and research, you'll learn how to engage children up to 8 years of age more actively so you can help develop their communication, motor and cognitive skills. This program equips you to connect with young children when they are most open to learning, giving you the chance to help them be successful from kindergarten into adulthood.

Upon completing our fully accredited Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Care and Education program, you will be well-prepared for rewarding career paths. You will have the skills and knowledge required to work in Head Start, Early Head Start, or other early care and education programs and agencies where a Texas EC-6 Teacher Certification is not required.

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.

Teaching Young Children Prepares Them for Academic Success

Our B.A.S. program is focused 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. The importance of educating children during the early years is becoming more evident, and opportunities for jobs in quality educational programs for children are increasing. Our B.A.S. courses aim to prepare you to contribute to these programs and give you the chance to make a difference in the lives of young children. So why wait? Enroll in our program today and take the first step towards your rewarding future!


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