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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 37 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 214 Family Systems and Cultural Diversity: Connections with Schools, Communities, and Hospital Settings (3)

EDUC 238 Social, Emotional, and Moral Development and Learning (3)

EDUC 242 The Hospitalized Child (3)

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

EDUC 256 Grief and Loss Topics in Child Health and the Exceptional Child (3)

EDUC 260 History and Theory of Play (3)

EDUC 273 Child Life Seminar and Clinical Skills (3)

EDUC 291A Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Education (3)

EDUC 291B Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Education (3)

Year Two

EDUC 263 Administrative Practicum in Early Childhood Programs (3)*

EDUC 294A Graduate Seminar: Research in Education—ECE (3)

EDUC 294B Research Seminar—ECE (3)

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

EDUC 231 Assessment and Intervention for Children with Special Needs (3)

EDUC 234 Documentation as Research (3)

EDUC 236 Development and Learning (3)

EDUC 255 Infants with Special Needs (3)

EDUC 276 Leadership and Administration in Early Childhood Seminar (3)

PSYC 242 Attachment and Loss (4)

PSYC 265 Infancy (4)


*263 replaces 273B field placements

Last Updated: 9/29/17