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2019-2020 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies: Option in Child Care Education (B.A.)

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The Option in Child Care Education (known for publicity purposes as the ABC/Associate’s to Bachelor’s in Child Care) is a cooperative effort of the Department of Human Services & Community Leadership, Nutrition & Dietetics Program and the School of Extended Learning. The program is designed to allow students interested in or currently working in the profession of child care flexibility and accessibility. The required 60 hours of coursework are offered online.

ABC graduates will be prepared to qualify for the Early Childhood Professional Level IV, as identified by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Illinois Director’s Credential Levels I through II or the Early Childhood Credential Levels I through V through Gateway to Opportunity Illinois Credentialing Program.

Criteria for Admission to the Option:

  1. Admission to the University.
  2. Admission to the BA in General Studies Program.
  3. Completion of HSL 1800 (FCS 1800) Life Span Human Development or comparable coursework with the grade of “C” or better.

Option Requirements:

The option comprises a minimum of 60 hours of coursework, to include:

  • Senior Seminar – Credits: 3
  • Other courses needed to satisfy the core requirements of the BA in General Studies not met by the associate’s degree.

In Addition Students Must:

  • Complete BGS 2985, Adults in Transition (if needed), BGS 3002, Critical Thinking and the Adult Learner, and BGS 4001, Self-Directed



A “C” or better is required in these courses.

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