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Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Infancy and Childhood Studies

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) degree in Infancy and Childhood Studies emphasizes the study of language and reading in early childhood development. The minimum number of semester credit hours for the B.A.A.S. degree in Infancy and Childhood Studies is 120, including Core Curriculum requirement hours. Thirty-nine of the 120 total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Infancy and Childhood Studies must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog.

Degree Requirements

  1. 36 semester credit hours in an organized technical program completed at a community college

  2. 42 semester credit hours of Core Curriculum courses

  3. 33 semester credit hours of required upper-division coursework for the major:

    BBL  3143    Children’s Literature for Bilingual Learners
    or
    RDG  3513   Children's Literature-EC-6

    ECE  3133    Programs in Early Childhood
    ECE  3143    Child Growth and Development
    ECE  3313    Play, Creativity, and Learning
    ECE  3603    Language and Literacy Acquisition
    ECE  4103    Guidance of Children in Groups
    ECE  4123    Family and Community Resources in Early Childhood
    ECE  4153    Culturally Appropriate Assessment for Infants and Young Children
    HTH  3013   Survey of Human Nutrition
    KIN   3123   Early Childhood Development Through Movement
    SPE   3603   Introduction to Special Education

  4. 6 semester credit hours of support courses in multicultural education selected from the following:

    AAS  3013   African American Modes of Expression
    BBL  3023    Mexican American Culture
    SOC  3413   Sociology of the Mexican American Community
    SOC  3503   Sociology of Education

  5. 3 semester credit hours of elective coursework


Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Infancy and Childhood Studies — Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

Coursework to be Completed at a Community College (Associate of Applied Science degree)
Organized technical program completed at a community college36
Core Curriculum courses42
Coursework to be Completed at UTSA
Year 3
Fall Spring
ECE 3143* 3 BBL 3143 or RDG 3513 3
ECE 3313* 3 ECE 3133 3
ECE 3603* 3 SPE 3603 3
HTH 3013 3 Elective (KIN 2303 recommended) 3
Total semester hours 12 Total semester hours 12
Year 4
Fall Spring
ECE 4103 3 Two of the following:
AAS 3013, BBL 3023, SOC 3413, SOC 3503
6
ECE 4123 3    
ECE 4153 3    
KIN 3123 3    
Total semester hours 12 Total semester hours 6

* These courses should be taken concurrently.

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