Undergraduate Catalog 2005-07

VI.UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

CORE CURRICULUM

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

H-E-B SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION

DREEBEN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Education (EDUC)
Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
Secondary Certification
All Level Teaching (ALVT)
Admission to Teacher Education
Admission to the Teacher Apprenticeship Program
Internship
Application and Approval for State Certification
General Education Core for Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Major
Interdisciplinary Studies Specialization
Pre-Professional Requirements
Professional Development Sequence
General Education Core for All-Level Certification
Pre-Professional Requirements
Professional Development Sequence
All Level Specializations
Art
Music All Level
Physical Education
Bachelor of Arts in Child Studies

SCHOOL OF EXTENDED STUDIES

SCHOOL OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND DESIGN

SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND ENGINEERING

FEIK SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS

DREEBEN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

EDUCATION (EDUC)
[Course Descriptions, page 241]

Teacher Education is a valued program of study at the University of the Incarnate Word because it so directly addresses the mission to which the University is committed. The emphasis of the program incorporates a broad liberal arts
education as a foundation for the more in-depth focus on academic teaching
specializations and the body of knowledge associated with the teaching/learning process. The program prepares individuals for a profession in which they can affect society and mankind in significant, positive ways.

The Teacher Education program at University of the Incarnate Word is a
field-based program that provides intensive, realistic, and high quality experiences in settings where preservice teachers can match theory and practice, observe
effective teaching practices, encounter diversity, and explore and develop their teaching in close interaction with university faculty. Based on data submitted by the State Board for Educator Certification, UIW ranked in the first quartile with an overall pass rate of 97%.

Programs of Study

NOTE: Students seeking certification from the University of the Incarnate Word Program will be subject to any additional or new requirements, which may be set forth by legislative mandates or by the State Board for Educator Certification.

Baccalaureate degrees are offered with or without certification in Interdisciplinary Studies (EC-grade 4), Secondary certification (grades 8-12) and All Level certification (grades PreK-12). Programs leading to baccalaureate degrees with certification are State Board for Educator Certification approved and are designed to prepare students for initial certification and teaching in elementary and/or secondary schools.

Under the direction of the Dreeben School of Education faculty, students can prepare for initial certification and teaching at the elementary (Interdisciplinary Studies) level, secondary level (major with certification), or for kindergarten through twelfth grade (all-level). See advisor for details.

At present, the University of the Incarnate Word offers certification in the
following areas and at the following levels. (Other fields may be available in the future.)

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS):

IDS is an EC- teaching program resulting in certification for
pre- kindergarten through fourth grade. A student following this course of study will take the general education core, the Interdisciplinary Studies major, specialization course work in reading and early childhood education, pre-professional courses, and the professional development sequence. At the end of the completed program, and upon successful completion of applicable TExES examinations, the student will apply to be certified to teach self-contained EC-grade 4 classes.

Secondary Certification

A SECONDARY teaching program resulting in certification for eighth through twelfth grades is available. A student following this course of study will take the general education core, course work in a major (teaching field) and a minor in Secondary Education (pre-professional courses, and the professional development sequence). At the end of the completed program, and upon successful completion of applicable TExES examinations, the student will apply to be certified to teach eighth through twelfth grades within their specialization field(s).

The following teaching fields are available at the secondary level:

English Language Arts; History; Life Sciences; Mathematics

Requirements for a minor Secondary Education

Certification Fields: English Language Arts, History, Life Science, Mathematics

PreProfessional:

EDUC 2305: Foundations of Education

Professional:

EDUC 3373: Learning Theories
EDUC 3380: Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School
EDUC 3370: Teaching Diverse Populations
EDUC 3383: Integrative Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School
EDUC 4605: Teaching Apprenticeship
EDUC 4305: Apprenticeship Seminar
EDUC 3340: Technology in Education

Requirements for a Minor in Reading:

EEDUC 3316 Foundations of Language and Literacy
EDUC 3317 Language and Literacy Assessment
EDUC 3350 Emergent Literacy
EDUC 4310 Literacy Across the Curriculum OR
EDUC 3351 Reading, Writing, and Study Skills in the Content Areas
EDUC 4372 Cognitive Structures and Language Development

All Level Teaching (ALVT):

ALVT is an all-level teaching program resulting in certification for pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. A student following this course of study will earn a B.A., B.M., or B.S., depending on the specialization chosen. A student following this course of study will take the general education secondary core, specialization course work, and a minor in All Level Education (pre-professional
courses and the professional development sequence). At the end of the completed program, and upon successful completion of applicable TExES examinations, the student will apply to be certified to teach elementary through high school-level students (Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade) within the chosen field of study. The following specializations are available to ALVT majors: Art; Music; Physical Education; Spanish and Theatre Arts.

Requirements for a Minor in All Level Education:

PreProfessional:

EDUC 2305 Foundations of Education
EDUC 4345 Play and Play Environments

Professional:

EDUC 3340 Technology in Education
EDUC 3370 Teaching Diverse Populations
EDUC 3373 Learning Theories
EDUC 3380 Pedagogy for the Secondary and Middle School
EDUC 3383 Integrative Pedagogy for the Secondary and Middle School
EDUC 4305 Student Apprenticeship/Internship Seminar
EDUC 4605 Student Apprenticeship/Internship

Note: Specific course work related to each All-Level specialization is outlined under relevant headings.

The University of the Incarnate Word offers programs approved by the State Board for Educator Certification and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and UIW is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Admission to Teacher Education

All students who plan to follow a program leading to initial certification must formally apply and be admitted to the Teacher Certification Program. Applications for admission into Teacher Education are accepted within
the first six weeks of both the spring and the fall semesters. The application packet may be picked up at the Certification Office.

NO STUDENT MAY TAKE COURSE WORK IN THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEQUENCE PRIOR TO UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE INTO THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM.

Dates for application for the Teacher Certification Program are available during the Fall and Spring semesters. Specific due dates are announced each semester; applicants are responsible for meeting posted deadlines. The students must submit application packets containing the following information by the specified deadline.

  1. A transcript issued by the Registrars Office of each college or university attended (a copy of an official transcript is acceptable) verifying that:
    1. at least 60 hours of college core course work has been completed or is in progress (students are responsible for providing all documentation of course work, including transfer transcripts)
    2. a cumulative grade point average of a 2.75 or greater at time of application (students are responsible for maintaining minimum GPA requirement of 2.75 until program completion); and
    3. For undergraduates, a grade of “C” or better must have been earned for every course taken; undergraduate students are responsible for maintaining grades of “C” or better in each course until the program is completed.
  2. A copy of a degree plan. If no degree plan exists for the applicant, a Request for Degree Plan form is available from the Registrar’s Office and must be turned in 10 - 12 weeks prior to application.
  3. Verification that all three sections of the TASP (Texas Academic Skills Program) have been successfully completed with a score of 230 or higher. TASP booklets may be picked up in the Certification Office.
  4. Verification of a score at or above the 11th grade level on Nelson Denny Reading Test.
  5. As evidence of ability in critical thinking, completion with a grade of “C” or higher on the following courses: Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, or a Mathematics course at or above the level of college algebra.
  6. Verification that EDUC 2305, Foundations of Education, has been successfully completed or is in progress.
  7. Submission of two separate written recommendations (forms provided in application packet). Whenever possible, students should seek recommendations from non-education content area faculty members who have had the student in class and can attest to performance in academic course work.
    Note: Additional data regarding fitness for teaching -- maturity, independence, responsibility, interpersonal relations, etc, -- are solicited from the UIW community who have come in contact with the applicant for consideration in the University-Wide Teacher Education Committee’s deliberations described below. This information is of great significance to the decisions made by both the Dreeben School of Education and the University-Wide Committee for acceptance into the Teacher Education program.
  8. Submission of a well-written one-page essay on an educational topic. This “writing sample” will be completed in the presence of Certification Office personnel during a scheduled thirty minute time period. Sign-up times for this writing sample are posted for two weeks prior to the application deadline.

When all application requirements are submitted, sign-up dates and times for interviews are posted. These interviews will be held on determined dates and usually consist of one hour sessions with five to eight applicants in each session. Members of the Dreeben School of Education faculty and administration as well as University faculty and administration will make up the initial interview teams.

Recommendations from the initial interview teams will then be presented to the Dreeben School of Education faculty for their approval and recommendations. These approvals and recommendations will then be presented to the University-Wide Teacher Education Committee for final consideration. A formal letter of unconditional acceptance, conditional acceptance, or denial will be mailed to each applicant by the end of the semester. The Certification Office will not make any announcements regarding the status of any applicant until such letters are sent.

ACCEPTANCE INTO TEACHER EDUCATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE INTO TEACHER APPRENTICESHIP.

Admission to Teacher Apprenticeship

The two final courses in the professional development sequence involve
supervised teaching and an associated seminar. Undergraduates take the Teaching Apprenticeship, a one-semester experience of supervised teaching in conjunction with a Teaching Apprenticeship Seminar. Post-bac candidates have two options: The Teaching Apprenticeship or an Internship. The details of the Internship are described in another section; however, all of the procedures for applying to the apprenticeship program, as described in this section, must also be followed by
students who prefer to fulfill the requirement for a supervised teaching experience with an internship. Students must apply for Teacher Apprenticeship the semester BEFORE they plan to apprentice. The Dreeben School of Education, the University-Wide Teacher Education Committee, and the State Board for Educator Certification all recommend that students applying for apprenticeship must have completed, or be in the process of completing, all required course work prior to making application. On a case-by-case basis, the Director of Teacher Education may give approval for registration in only one three-credit course along with Teacher Apprenticeship
and Teacher Apprenticeship Seminar; students must request this consideration |in writing.

Students wishing to complete the Apprenticeship or Internship in the Fall semester should apply in the previous spring or summer. Students wishing to do Apprenticeship in the Spring semester should apply the previous Fall; no Internships may be started in the Spring semester.

Dates for application for Teacher Apprenticeship/Internship are available
during the Fall and Spring semester for the Spring semester. Specific due dates are announced each semester; applicants are responsible for following all relevant dates. The students must submit application packets containing the following information by the specified deadline:

  1. Proof of unconditional acceptance into the Teacher Education program.
  2. A score of 80 or above on the subject area TExES practice exam.
  3. A transcript issued by the Registrar’s office (a copy of an official transcript is acceptable) verifying:
    1. completion or in progress of all course work on Degree Plan (with the exclusion of the apprentice requirement and the option of one additional three-hour course {see above});
    2. a cumulative grade point average of a 2.75 or greater; and a grade of “C” or greater for every course taken.
  4. A self-updated degree plan verifying the completion of all courses. This includes all transfer credit/work, all courses waived, or all courses
    substituted, if any. Note: It is the obligation of the applicant to prove that listed course work on the official degree plan HAS BEEN MET. The Certification Officer will not take responsibility for the reconstruction of degree plans, the collection of any transfer credit hours or transcripts, the waiver or the substitution of any listed course work, any change of grades, any requests for independent study, or any fulfillment of IP’s.
  5. Submission of two separate written recommendations (forms provided in application packet) from non-education content area faculty members who have had the student in class and can attest to performance in academic course work.

    Note: Additional data regarding fitness for teaching – maturity, independence, responsibility, interpersonal relations, etc., – are solicited from UIW staff who have come in contact with the applicant for consideration in the University-Wide Teacher Education Committee’s deliberations described below. This information is of great significance to the decisions made by both the Education Department and the University-Wide Committee for acceptance into the Teacher Education program.

  6. Submission of a formal paper describing the applicant’s philosophy of education. This essay must be typed and must reflect the applicant’s experiences and attitudes toward individual teaching style, methods, and goals. This essay may also be included in the applicant’s portfolio.
  7. A portfolio demonstrating the applicant’s experiences and work within the education program. These portfolios are designed to reflect and assess the applicant’s growth and expertise within their chosen fields throughout their educational experiences.

After all application requirements are submitted, interviews are scheduled. These interviews usually consist of one hour sessions with five to eight applicants in each session; members of the Dreeben School of Education faculty and
administration, as well as University faculty and administration from other
disciplines, will make up the initial interview teams. Recommendations from the initial interview teams will then be presented to the Dreeben School of Education faculty for their approval and recommendations. These approvals and recommendations will then be presented to the University-Wide Teacher Education Committee for final consideration. A formal letter of unconditional acceptance, conditional acceptance, or denial will be mailed to each applicant by the end of the semester. The Certification Office will not make any announcements as to the status of any applicant until such letters are sent.

An additional 6 hours of upper-division education courses may be substituted for Apprenticeship (but not the seminar) by the UIW Certification Officer ONLY if a candidate has taught full time for two years under contract in an accredited school in the area and at the same level as the desired certification; performance in the program and written evaluations of the two-year teaching experience(s) will be major considerations in the decision.

A seminar must be completed during the semester of the apprenticeship/Internship. In order to successfully complete this seminar, all
practice TExES exams required for certification must be passed with a score of 80 or above. Students who fail to achieve a passing score of 80 or above on any practice TExES exam during the seminar must repeat the seminar until all practice TExES exams required for certification are passed with a score of 80 or above.

Students must also complete additional steps in addition to successful
completion of teacher apprenticeship, to be certified by the State Board for Educator Certification. The Certification Office will provide information to
candidates at the time of their application to SBEC.

Internship

In January 1988, the State Board of Education adopted Rule (19 TIC 137.321) for persons seeking initial teacher certification who already hold a baccalaureate degree. One of the provisions in the certification requirement is:

“(D) a field internship of one school year where the intern may be employed as a teacher of record and where the intern is jointly supervised by the college or university and a cooperating school district accredited or recognized by the Texas Education Agency….” (137.321).

Internships offer an opportunity for the intern to meet the requirements for a student teaching experience while employed in a teaching position and is a cooperative effort between the intern, the school district, and the University of the Incarnate Word. The University of the Incarnate Word is responsible for the Internships in terms of SBEC requirements and supervision. Therefore, all
internships MUST be approved by the certification officer prior to acceptance of a position in the school district.

The student must meet the eligibility requirements described by the Texas Academic Code, these are listed below. The internship may be extended for up to two years if determined necessary by the school district and the University. (The program is not available to pre-service students who are pursuing teacher certification in conjunction with meeting undergraduate degree requirements.)
Internships are for two consecutive academic semesters and may only begin in the fall. The Student Apprenticeship Seminar must be taken in conjunction with the Internship. Interns must meet the University deadlines for registering for the internship. To be eligible, the student must:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  2. Have and maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Be accepted into the Teacher Certification program of the University of the Incarnate Word.
  4. Be accepted for apprenticeship/internship by the Dreeben School of Education faculty.
  5. Be hired in a full time position by an accredited school located within Bexar County and in a location approved by University of the Incarnate Word. The teaching position must be in the area and at the level for which certification is sought (60% of the school day must be in the area and level of certification). The position must be approved by the UIW Certification Officer prior to a contract being signed or even a verbal commitment made to the district.

Application and Approval for State Certification

Application for Texas certification is made available through the Certification Office of the University of the Incarnate Word. Information regarding testing dates, registration deadlines, or testing sites is available through published bulletins available in the Certification Office and on the Education Blackboard site. Application for certification takes place once all course work and required state-administered competency examinations (TExES) have been successfully completed.

Note: It is the recommendation of the Certification Office that the application for state certification be filed immediately after graduation or upon completion of all required TExES examinations, whichever comes first, to ensure that program changes, if any, do not affect certification status of individual applying.

Letters of Completion are sent to school districts at the student’s formal written request once all necessary application requirements and fees are submitted. Temporary completion letters (upon graduation from the program) are also available at the written request of the student. Students should contact the Certification Office for details. In accordance with Article 6252-13C, Texas Civil Statutes, all applicants for Texas certification will be screened for a record of felony or misdemeanor conviction through the Texas Department of Public Safety. Any potential certification applicants wishing to clarify their status should contact the Certification Officer. The Certification Officer and the Dreeben School of Education reserve the right to determine the eligibility of any UIW student registering for TExES examinations or applying for certification.

NOTE: Students seeking certification from the University of the Incarnate Word Program will be subject to any additional or new requirements which may be set forth by legislative mandates or by the State Board for Educator Certification.

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE for INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

I. Rhetoric: Hours
 
ENGL 1311 Composition I
 
 
ENGL 1312 Composition II
6
II. Literature and Fine arts:  
 
ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies
 
 
THAR 4301 Creativity in the Classroom
6
III. Philosophy and Religious Studies:  
 
PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy
 
 
RELS 1310 Religious Studies
 
 
3 additional hours from Philosophy or Religious Studies
9
IV. History and Social Sciences:  
 
HIST 1321 The United States to 1865
 
 
POLS 1315 American Politics
6
V. Mathematics and Natural Sciences:  
 
MATH 1304 College Algebra
 
 
BIOL 1401 Diversity of Life and Laboratory
7
VI. Second Language:  
 
Must be two consecutive courses of the same language or equivalent
6
VII. Wellness:  
 
DWHP 1200 Dimensions of Wellness
 
 
1 hour additional PE activity
3
VIII. Core Electives:  
 
HIST 1322 The United States Since 1865
 
 
POLS 1316 State and Local Politics
 
 
PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology
9
IX. Community Service (45 hours)  
X. Computer literacy (must be demonstrated by EDUC 3340: Technology in Education  
Total Hours in Core 52


INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR

SPCH 1311 Public Speaking
3
ENGL 3385 Integrated Language Arts
3
ENGL 4367 Literature for Children and Young Adults
3
MATH 2371 Integrated Math/Science I
3
MATH 2372 Integrated Math/Science II
3
MATH 2373 Integrated Math/Science III
3
HIST 2322 Texas and the Southwest
3
PEHP 3305 Motor Development, Health and Fitness
3
GEOG 3311 Cultural Geography
3
PSYC 2370 Child and Adolescent Psychology
3
Total hours in Interdisciplinary Major 30

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES SPECIALIZATION

EDUC 3316 Foundations of Language and Literacy
3
EDUC 3317 Language and Literacy Assessment
3
EDUC 3350 Emergent Literacy
3
EDUC 3351 Reading, Writing, and Study Skills in the Content Areas
3
EDUC 3364 History/Phil of Early Childhood Education
3
EDUC 4372 Cognitive Structures and Language Development
3
EDUC 4345 Creative Play and Play Environments
3
EDUC 3300 The Study of Students in Diverse and Inclusive Settings
3
Total hours in Interdisciplinary Specialization
24

PRE-PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUC 2305 Foundations of Education
3
EDUC 2361 Families, Schools, and Communities AND Admission into Teacher Education
3
Total hours of Pre-Professional Requirements 6

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEQUENCE

EDUC 3340 Technology in Education
3
EDUC 3370 Teaching Diverse Populations
3
EDUC 3373 Learning Theories
3
EDUC 3375 Teaching the Young Child I
3
EDUC 3377 Teaching the Young Child II
3
EDUC 3379 Instruction and Assessment
3
EDUC 4305 Teacher Apprenticeship Seminar
3
EDUC 4605 Teacher Apprenticeship
6
Total hours of Professional Development 27

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE for ALL LEVEL CERTIFICATION

I. Rhetoric: Hours
 
ENGL 1311 Composition I
 
 
ENGL 1312 Composition II
 
 
SPCH 1311 Public Speaking
9
II. Computer Literacy  
 
(Demonstrated by EDUC 3340: Technology in Education)
3
III. Dimensions of Wellness  
 
DWHP 1200 Dimensions of Wellness
 
 
PEHP 11XX PEHP Activity Course
3
IV. Second Language-6 hours or equivalent 6
 
Must be two consecutive courses of same language or equivalent
 
 
V. History and the Behavioral Sciences
 
 
HIST 1321 The United States to 1865
 
 
HIST 1322 The United States Since 1865
 
 
PSYC 2356 Lifespan Development
 
 
POLS 1316 State and Local Politics
12
VI. Literature and the Arts  
 
ENGL 2310 World Literature and One additional ENGL course selected with Advisor
 
 
Fine Arts Performance or Fine Arts History
9
VII. Mathematics and the Natural Sciences  
 
MATH 1304 College Algebra or
 
 
MATH 2303 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
 
 
Natural Science with Laboratory
 
 
Natural Science with Laboratory
10/11
VIII. Philosophy and Religious Studies  
 
1381 Introduction to Philosophy
 
 
13XX Religious Studies
 
 
3XXX or 4XXX Philosophy or Religious Studies
9
IX.
Community Service (45 Hours)
 
Total of hours in Core 62

PRE-PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUC 2305 Foundations of Education
3
EDUC 4345 Creative Play and Play Environments
3
AND Admission into Teacher Education Program
 
Total hours in Pre-Professional Requirement 6

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEQUENCE

EDUC 3340 Technology in Education 3
EDUC 3370 Teaching Diverse Populations 3
EDUC 3373 Learning Theories 3
EDUC 3380 Pedagogy in the Secondary and Middle School 3
EDUC 3383 Integrative Pedagogy in the Secondary And Middle School 3
EDUC 4305 Teacher Apprenticeship Seminar 3
EDUC 4605 Teacher Apprenticeship 6
Total hours of Professional Development 24

B.A. in Child Studies

Laboratory Child Studies is a non-certification program in education for students who are seeking careers in the early childhood profession in childcare and preschool settings. Students who have obtained an Associate’s Degree or 60 hours in early childhood education and core requirements are eligible for this degree program.

A student following this course of study will take the general education core, specialized course work (transferred from a community college) and upper division professional requirements. After the completion of this program the student is qualified as an early childhood professional educator.

General Education Core for Child Studies:

Major in child Development and/or Early Childhood Education
Up to 36 hours of transfer credit in the Associate’s Degree or within the 60 Hours in child development/early childhood transferred:

English:  
ENGL 4367 Children’s Literature
3
ENGL 3385 Integrated Language Arts
3
Total English hours 6
   
Upper Division Education 3
EDUC 3316 Foundations of Language and Literacy
3
EDUC 3350 Emergent Literacy
3
EDUC 3351 Reading, Writing, and Study Skills in the Content Areas
3
EDUC 3364 History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education
3
EDUC 4345 Creative Play and Play Environments
3
EDUC 3300 The Survey of Children in Diverse and Inclusive Settings
3
Total hours in upper division education 18
   
Physical Education  
PEHP 3305 Motor Development, Health, and Fitness
3
PEHP 4345 Psychomotor Development: Educational Implications
3
Total hours in physical education 6
   
Upper Division Module:  
THAR 4301 Creative Arts in the Classroom and 9 hours chosen from:
3
GEOG 3311 Cultural Geography
3
SPCH 3321 Oral Interpretation of Literature
3
SOCI 3321 Seminar in Social Problems
3
SOCI 3343 The Family
3
Total in upper level module 12

Tesol Concentration

The Dreeben School of Education has an 18-hour undergraduate concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with 2 required linguistics courses offered by the English Department. This concentration does not lead to Texas Teacher Certification but is primarily taken by persons wishing to teach

English in other countries.

ENGL 2383 Introduction of General Linguistics
EDUC 2380 Introduction of Intercultural Communication
ENGL 4360 Applied Linguistics
EDUC 4380 TESOL Practicum

Choose one of the following:

ENGL 4370 Trends in Linguistics
EDUC 3317 Language and Literacy Assessment

 

B.A. in Early Childhood Administration

Early Childhood Administration is a non-certification program for students who are seeking a career in administration in the early childhood profession. This course of study is offered as a joint program between University of the Incarnate Word and Del Mar Community College. The general education requirements and the early childhood development module are offered through Del Mar Community College and the major requirements module and the education module are offered through the University of the Incarnate Word’s Adult Degree Completion Program on the Del Mar campus in Corpus Christi, Texas. After completion of the program, the student is qualified as an early childhood administrator.

Major Requirements Module in Early Childhood Administration

DWHP 3300 Dimensions of Wellness
PHIL 3330 Applied Ethics
THAR 4301 Creativity in the Arts
ENGL 4367 Children’s Literature
RELS 3000 Level

Education Module in Early Childhood Administration

EDUC 3300 Survey of Children in Diverse and Inclusive Settings
EDUC 3305 Law for Early Childhood Administration
EDUC 3310 Finance for Early Childhood Administration
EDUC 3315 Leadership: The Human Side of Management
EDUC 3320 Facilities Operations
EDUC 3360 Early Childhood/Kindergarten Curriculum
EDUC 3364 History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education
EDUC 4345 Creative Play and Play Environments
EDUC 4399 Internship

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