Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies in Early Learning

Hours Required

120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog. This program requires three concentrations in lieu of a major and a minor.  The three concentrations required for this degree are Early Learning, Curriculum Design for Young Children, and Business Management & Leadership.


[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Math Elective
Select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra3
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with Life & Physical Science course1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad
Select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 4 weeks in another country.6
Early Learning
EDYC 1304Play and Play Environments3
EDYC 2324The Young Child3
EDYC 3362Lang Acq Yg Ch Mltlgl Set-WIN3
EDYC 3384Science for Young Children3
EDYC 4335Cogntive Psyc&Early Lrning-WIN3
Curriculum Design for Young Children
EDYC 1308Family Involvement & Advocacy3
EDYC 3366Curr Foundtns for Yng Children3
EDYC 3398Assessing Young Children3
EDYC 4365Design Early Lrning&Envrnmnts3
EDCI 4399Issues in Curriculum&Instruc3
Business Management & Leadership
LEDR 2301Foundations of Leadership3
ACC 2301Intro to Financial Accounting3
MGT 3310Principles of Management3
MKT 3310Principles of Marketing3
BA 3310Legal Environment of Business3
General Electives
UNIV 4390Capstone Experience3
Select 20 SCH, at least fifteen of which must be at the 3000-4000 level with 5 SCH at the 1000-4000 level (KINE 1152, EDCI 1102, and EDCI 2210 recommended for 4 SCH out of the required 5 SCH at the 1000-4000 level)20
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
EDCI 1102 Intro to Teaching Profession 1
EDYC 1304 Play and Play Environments 3
KINE 1152 Health and Wellness 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
EDCI 2210 Foundations of Education 2
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
ACC 2301 Intro to Financial Accounting 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
General Elective 1
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
EDYC 1308 Family Involvement & Advocacy 3
EDYC 2324 The Young Child 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Soc/Behavioral Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
EDYC 3362 Lang Acq Yg Ch Mltlgl Set-WIN 3
EDYC 3366 Curr Foundtns for Yng Children 3
EDYC 2324 The Young Child 3
MGT 3310 Principles of Management 3
Foreign Lang/Study Abroad 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
LEDR 2301 Foundations of Leadership 3
EDYC 3398 Assessing Young Children 3
MKT 3310 Principles of Marketing 3
Math Elective 3
Foreign Lang/Study Abroad 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
BA 3310 Legal Environment of Business 3
EDYC 4335 Cogntive Psyc&Early Lrning-WIN 3
EDYC 4365 Design Early Lrning&Envrnmnts 3
Adv General Elective 3
Adv General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
UNIV 4390 Capstone Experience 3
EDCI 4399 Issues in Curriculum&Instruc 3
Adv General Elective 3
Adv General Elective 3
Adv General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.