Children's Studies Eastern Washington University's major in Children's Studies was the first in the nation. The curriculum of this interdisciplinary program focuses on the developmental, learning and social issues of children from birth to 18. The Children's Studies major incorporates coursework from departments across the University, including Education, Sociology, and Counseling, Educational and Developmental Psychology. http://www.ewu.edu/csbssw/programs/childrens-studies en-us Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:14:04 UTC Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:14:04 UTC webmaster@ewu.edu webmaster@ewu.edu

Children's Studies

Eastern Washington University's major in Children's Studies was the first in the nation. The curriculum of this interdisciplinary program focuses on the developmental, learning and social issues of children from birth to 18. The Children's Studies major incorporates coursework from departments across the University, including Education, Sociology, and Counseling, Educational and Developmental Psychology.children's studies, children, developmental studies, child studies, family

The curriculum of this interdisciplinary program provides a strong holistic background in the study of children, from birth to adolescence. Theory and practice, from the disciplines of sociology, psychology, and education, form the basis for this integrated curriculum. Children’s studies courses provide foundational and global perspectives of children and childhood. A choice of concentration areas, culminating in a capstone experience and a senior portfolio, allows students to connect effectively with specific career opportunities.

<p>The Children's Studies Program exemplifies Eastern's educational mission, which focuses on career preparation, strongly supported by the liberal arts.</p> <h6><strong>Core Courses</strong></h6> <ul> <li>Introduction to Sociology</li> <li>Introduction to Children's Studies or</li> <li>Introduction to Early Childhood Education</li> <li>Child and Adolescent Development</li> <li>Inequalities and Impacts on Educational Equity</li> <li>Geography of Childhood</li> <li>Sociology of the Family</li> <li>Topics in Children's Studies</li> <li>Sociology of Children</li> <li>Capstone</li> <li>Practicum or Internship</li> <li>Senior Portfolio</li> </ul> <ul> </ul> <h6><strong>Concentration Areas</strong></h6> <ul> <li>Option A - Research, for those who want to do graduate work in fields dealing with children.</li> <li>Option B - Program development, for those pursuing careers in a variety of agencies.</li> <li>Option C - Early Childhood Education, for those pursuing teaching in preschool programs.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The BA in chidren's studies boasts breadth and depth, offering students the benefit of perspectives from varied disciplines as well as research opportunity with practitioners in the field, relevant internships and career counseling.</p> <p>Some places you could go with a major in children's studies</p> <h6><strong>Education</strong></h6> <ul> <li>Head Start, Early Head Start and ECEAP teacher</li> <li>Preschool teacher</li> <li>Center director</li> <li>Head teacher</li> <li>Lab school teacher at community colleges</li> <li>After-school program director</li> <li>Children's museum staff</li> <li>Community recreation program staff</li> <li>County extension specialist</li> <li>Researcher</li> </ul> <h6><strong>Social Services</strong></h6> <ul> <li>Youth shelter worker</li> <li>Facility provider for at-risk children</li> <li>Child care licenser</li> <li>Adoption counselor</li> <li>Parent and family support</li> <li>Family Literacy</li> <li>Social Worker</li> <li>Home visitor</li> <li>Child care resource and referral agency counselor</li> <li>Foster care supervisor</li> </ul> <h6><strong>Legal</strong></h6> <ul> <li>Juvenile justice worker</li> <li>Family Mediation (Court)</li> <li>Policy analyst</li> </ul> <h6><strong>Health</strong></h6> <ul> <li>Child Life Specialist</li> <li>Child health worker</li> <li>Early interventionist</li> </ul> <br /> <br />

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The curriculum of this interdisciplinary program provides a strong holistic background in the study of children, from birth to adolescence. Theory and practice, from the disciplines of sociology, psychology, and education, form the basis for this integrated curriculum. Children's studies courses provide foundational and global perspectives of children and childhood. A choice of concentration areas, culminating in a capstone experience and a senior portfolio, allows students to connect effectively with specific career opportunities. For more information check out http://www.ewu.edu/children.12/11/2014 10:03:17 AMCSBSSW/Childrens Studies/Gerald(0).jpgredblackMore InformationredEastern Online Children's Studies311 Patterson HallCheney, WA 99004509.359.6813childrenstudies@ewu.edu509.359.6853Programs by College/School EWU Home Admissions Apply for Admission Academics at Eastern Life at EWU Search Athletics http://blogs.ewu.edu Upcoming Events News Community Resources EWU on TwitterTemplate/ewulogo.png

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