FCS/SCE B.A. in General Studies with child care option
The School of Continuing Education bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree Program is an individualized, non-traditioanal program designed for working adults age 25 or older. The program combines sound academic principles with advances in technology to facilitate degree completion. After admission to the program, knowledge and skills acquired by non-academic means may be evaluated for academic credit.
In Addition Students Must:
Resources for financial assistance Students will be encouraged and assisted in applying for financial aid. One resource which is the Gateway Scholarship Program Early Childhood Illinois Project Office. Students receiving assistance from the Gateway Scholarship Program to pursue a Bachelor's degree are eligible for a maximum support of 15 credit hours for 3 semesters. Through the Gateway Scholarship Program, beginning students may receive a maximum support of 6 credit hours and continuing students may receive a maximum support of 9 credit hours. If students are awarded a Gateway Scholarship Program scholarship, a significant portion of their tuition expenses will be paid.
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 School of Family and Consumer Sciences, the School of Continuing Education, and selected community colleges. Designed for non-traditional students who require flexible access to courses, it includes 60 hours of coursework offered exclusively online.
At the conclusion of their course of study, graduates are 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 Credential, as identified by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. The Option in Child Care Education meets the qualifications of the Illinois Director's Credential as an entitled program.Criteria for Admission to the Option