B.A.(Early Childhood Studies)
Applied Social Studies contributes one third of the teaching on the B.A. (Early Childhood Studies) . The BA Degree in Early Childhood Studies is a cross faculty, multi-disciplinary programme offered by the Departments of Education, Applied Social Studies, Applied Psychology and Paediatrics & Child Health. The BA (ECS) is committed to a praxis model of learning through the interaction of practice and theoretical components. The teaching programme covers all aspects of child development, child health, early education methods and approaches, the child in the context of the family and society, and children's citizenship rights. Students undertake two supervised placements with children and young people which are closely monitored and supported by the placement team. A number of practical modules on the degree aim to prepare students for placement by developing their competencies and skills in working with children and also develop students' abilities to critically reflect on their placement learning.
Many of the graduates enter the childcare profession, become primary teachers or move into postgraduate research in related areas.
For further information, please contact: Dr. Deirdre Horgan, Deputy Director BA (Early Childhood Studies), Dept. of Applied Social Studies, UCC. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department will also be a full participant in the night BA programme in Early Childhood Studies, starting in 2006.