Professionals in the field of Child Studies are often among the first to act as role models for children. It is not a responsibility to be taken lightly, and students in Post University’s Bachelor of Science in Child Studies degree program understand that. They know how vital they can be as a part of a child’s development, and take joy in that. Our students learn how to support the development of children from birth to age 8.
Post University’s Bachelor of Science in Child Studies degree program focuses on the impact that culture, community and society have on young children and their education. Students will learn childhood developmental stages including how to recognize children who are developing typically and those who are not. As part of their work, in their practicum and capstone courses, students will learn to work collaboratively with others and practice their communication skills with children, families and co-workers.
In addition to instruction, the Bachelor of Science in Child Studies Degree program provides the field work experience necessary for the practical application of knowledge and skills through observation, participation, and planning. And Post University now offers Connecticut students a pathway to earning their Early Childhood Teaching Credential (ECTC). To learn more about earning this Connecticut state credential, click here.
All our students in the Bachelor of Science in Child studies degree program will be prepared to meet the education standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Connecticut State Department of Education Preschool Framework.
After graduating from the program, students may seek employment in: private schools, early care and education centers, the department of social services, family resource centers, children’s museums, recreation centers.
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|CHILD STUDIES DEGREE PROGRAM FAST FACTS|
|STUDENTS IN THIS DEGREE PROGRAM||41|
|AVERAGE CLASS SIZE||14|
|NORMAL PROGRAM COMPLETION TIME||4 years|
|DEGREE PROGRAM COST|
|4-Year Degree Program Tuition and Fees*||$109,800|
|4-Year Room and Board*||$41,720|
|Approximate Program Text Book Cost*||$6,000|
|*This is the cost of the entire degree program using current tuition and room and board rates. Actual program cost will vary depending on the amount of financial aid provided and whether or not students transfer in any credits. For current tuition rates, go to http://www.post.edu/maincampus/tuition.shtml.|
|OCCUPATIONS (This degree will prepare you for careers including, but not limited to, the ones listed below.)|
|Preschool teachers, except special education||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2011.00|
|Kindergarten teachers, except special education (non-public, non certified)||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2012.00|
|Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9031.00|
|Elementary School teachers (K-3), except special education (non-public, non certified)||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2021.00|
|Community and Social Service Specialists, other||http://www.onetonline.org/link/details/21-1099.00|