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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
(a minimum of 56 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: Required Coursework

EDUC 231 Assessment and Intervention for Children with Special Needs (4)

EDUC 238 Social, Emotional, and Moral Development and Learning (4)

EDUC 242 The Hospitalized Child (4)

EDUC 253 Administering Early Childhood Programs (2)

EDUC 254 Medical Information: Children in Hospitals and Clinics (2)

EDUC 256 Topics in Child Health and the Exceptional Child (2)

EDUC 291A Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Education: Infants and Preschoolers (4)

EDUC 291B Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Education (4)

Select one of the following:

EDUC 214 Diversity in Children with Special Needs: Cultural and Family Systems (2)

EDUC 255: Children with Special Needs: Infants and Young Children (4)

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

EDUC 236 Development and Learning (4)

EDUC 276 Leadership and Administration in Early Childhood Seminar (4)

PSYC 242 Attachment and Loss (4)

PSYC 265 Infancy (4)

SOC 142 Medical Sociology (4)


Year Two

EDUC 263 Administrative Practicum in Early Childhood Programs (2)

EDUC 273A or EDUC 273B Field Experience in Child Life in Hospitals (2)

EDUC 294A Graduate Seminar: Research in Education—ECE (4)

EDUC 294B Research Seminar—ECE (4)


Last Updated: 6/24/16