Let a Bachelor in Child Studies from Post University be your key to advancing a meaningful and exciting career nurturing the optimal development of young children during their earliest years (birth through age 8) when critical brain development and learning occur.
The Bachelor of Science in Child Studies program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20005, (202) 232-8777. The accreditation term for the Bachelor of Science in Child Studies program runs from March 2019 through March 2026.
To prepare you for careers and advancement in early childhood education, child and family services, and graduate studies in various fields including education, psychology and human services.
The program is designed to help you become a qualified professional who understands child development and knows how to observe, assess abilities and needs, plan individualized and group instruction, and implement intentional, educational experiences that optimize learning opportunities in safe and inclusive environments that respect all children and welcome families as partners.
During your coursework, you will:
- Apply developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging learning environments
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of family, culture and community characteristics when building effective relationships with diverse families and children
- Observe and document children’s learning using appropriate assessment tools and approaches
- Construct and implement an engaging curriculum that is meaningful, challenging and achievable to all children
- Exhibit ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood practice
- Effectively and professionally communicate verbally and in writing
Upon completion of your coursework, you will be able to demonstrate professional competencies, qualities, and dispositions, including ethical conduct and decision-making expected of practitioners in the field. You will be prepared to pursue a path to licensure through graduate degrees and alternative route to certification programs offered by other institutions.
The bachelor’s in Child Studies degree is not a teacher preparation program for state licensure to teach in public schools. Licensure is a professional process that varies from state to state. Please consult the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements for licensure in your state.
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