Children's Studies Overview
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Eastern Washington University's online major in children's studies is one of the first in the nation. A rapidly growing field in the United States as well as abroad, there is no better proof that children's studies has come of age than the innovative bachelor of arts online program.
The children's studies perspective emphasizes holistic studies of children's lives and respect for children's experiences.
The children's studies major provides students a strong background in the study of children (birth to adolescence) in a variety of social contexts. Theory and practice from the disciplines of sociology, psychology and education form the foundation for this integrated curriculum.
By Sept. 20, 2013, the Secretary of Education shall ensure that at least 50 percent of Head Start teachers nationwide must have a baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education or a baccalaureate or advanced degree in any subject, and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education with experience teaching preschool-age children.
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The BA in children’s studies boasts breadth and depth, offering students the benefit of perspectives from varied disciplines as well as research opportunities with practitioners in the field, relevant internships and career counseling.
Supports multiple career paths in work with children:
- Head Start / ECEAP Teacher
- Preschool Teacher
- Center Director
- Lab School Teacher at Community Colleges
- After-School Program Director
- Children’s Museum Staff
- Youth Shelter Worker
- Facility Provider for Crisis Care
- Child Care Licenser
- Juvenile Justice Worker
- Foster Care Supervisor
- Family Mediator
- Child Life / Health Worker
If you would like to receive more information about the Children's Studies Program, please take a moment to fill out the "Yes, I'm Interested" form.