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 Mgt&Org Behavior3
MKT 3310Principles of Marketing3
BA 3310Legal Environment of Business3
COMM 4350Internship3
General Electives
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 Mgt&Org Behavior 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
COMM 4350 Internship 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

Students selecting options in: Arts and Business; Health Administration; Human Resource Development; and Organizational Psychology and Business should include 3 SCH of basic statistics from any discipline in the electives.

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

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.