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MA in Education, Child Life in Hospitals

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts in Education (MA)
with an Emphasis in Child Life in Hospitals
(13 semester course credits)

The Child Life in Hospitals Program prepares students to work with children in medical and community settings. The curriculum includes content and theory in the special areas integrated with hospital and community observation and field practica.

Degree Requirements:

Year One

EDUC 231 Assessment and Intervention for Children with Special Needs (1)

EDUC 242 The Hospitalized Child (1)

EDUC 254 Medical Information: Children in Hospitals and Clinics (.5)

EDUC 256 Topics in Child Health and the Exceptional Child (.5)

EDUC 291A Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Education: Infants and Preschoolers (1–1.5)

EDUC 291B Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Education (1–1.5)

Select one of the following:

EDUC 214 Diversity in Children with Special Needs: Cultural and Family Systems (.5)

EDUC 255: Children with Special Needs: Infacnts and Young Children (1)

Select one of the following:

PSYC 242 Attachment and Loss (1)

PSYC 265 Infancy (1)

Year Two

EDUC 253 Administering Early Childhood Programs (.5)

EDUC 260 History and Theories of Play in Human Development, Culture, and Education (.5)

EDUC 263 Administrative Practicum in Early Childhood Programs (.5–1)

EDUC 273A and /or EDUC 273B Field Experience in Child Life in Hospitals (.5–3)

EDUC 294A Graduate Seminar: Research in Education—ECE (1)

EDUC 294B Research Seminar—ECE (1)

Select one of the following:

EDUC 236 Development and Learning in Young Children (1)

EDUC 238 Social, Emotional, and Moral Development and Learning (1)

Select one of the following (or other with advisor's approval):

PSYC 110 Stress and Disease (1)

PSYC 243 Parents and Caregiving (1)

SOC 142 Medical Sociology (1)


Last Updated: 3/17/14