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    What is Children's Studies?

    A new approach to studying children and childhood globally and reflectively from the perspectives of various disciplines through the following set of shared principles:

    What is unique about the program?

    Our program provides students with opportunities to learn and further their education in a variety of settings. Students can study all of our options on the Cheney campus, study options A & B with almost completely online major course work, and study option C on the Bellevue campus.  Furthermore, our interdisciplinary foundation has grown into a set of Children Studies course work that provides students with a holistic approach to understanding children's lives and experiences. This approach enables students to develop a "tool box" of skills that allows them, as graduates, to work with a variety of children in different settings and situations. Finally, each option has been created to provide students with a clear path and direction onto a career working with children.

    What are some career opportunities?

    Each week we highlight a different career path on our Facebook page!

    The major has options: early childhood education, community program development and research.  Students completing a degree in Children's Studies might consider careers such as:

    What is the focus of the curriculum?

    The interdisciplinary Children's Studies major provides students a strong holistic background in the study of the development and learning of children, from birth to adolescence, in a variety of social contexts. Theory and practice from the disciplines of  psychology, and education, form the foundation for this integrated curriculum. The Children's Studies major will fulfill partial requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

    The core courses required by all students focuses on:

    Each option includes it's own set of required courses specific to that field.

    What are the admission requirements for the program?

    Completion of a high school (or equivalent) degree is required for admission to EWU.  Students considering a major in Children Studies are required to take two years of a single foreign language in high school, or one year of a single college-level foreign language.

    Contact Information

    Children's Studies
    122 Senior Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: mhowes2@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.4826
    fax: 509.359.6475

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