2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog


Youth Advocacy and Educational Studies, BS

The youth advocacy and educational studies major is designed for students who plan to work in the broader field of education, and do not wish to obtain teacher certification. Students focus on interdisciplinary and interprofessional disciplines, related agencies, and educational policies that collectively advocate for the education of children and youth.

Requirements

Students who declare a major in education that does not lead to teacher certification must be admitted to the College of Education and must meet the following requirements:

• TCU students must have a 2.50 or better GPA.

• Transfer students must bring a 2.75 or better GPA to declare an education major and have a 2.50 or better GPA on 12 hours of coursework at TCU to be admitted to the College of Education.

• Entering freshmen have no specific requirements to declare an education major but must have a 2.50 or better GPA to be admitted to the Teacher Education program.


All students pursuing a minor in education or a degree in Youth Advocacy and Educational Studies must maintain high professional standards and acceptable academic performance (a minimum 2.50 GPA overall and a “C” or better in education coursework.

Education Coursework: 30 hours

Education Courses Required: 18-21 hours

EDUC 20003Critical Investigation: Teaching and Learning

3

EDUC 30133Issues in Education Across Global and Societal Contexts

3

EDUC 30013Professional Roles and Responsibilities

3

OR

EDUC 50003Diversity in American Education

3

EDUC 41113Learner Centered Teaching: Foundations

3

EDUC 40510Internship: Youth Advocacy and Educational Studies

*Credit Hours variable. A minimum of 6 hours internship required. An additional 3 hours of internship can be taken to satisfy the education coursework requirement. Courses can be repeated in subsequent semesters for additional credit


Recommended Education Electives: 9-12 hours

EDEC 30073Critical Literacy and Children's Literature

3

EDEC 30103Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

EDSP 30603Study of Exceptional Students

3

EDUC 30103Developmental Psychology of Adolescence

3

OR

EDUC 40143Child and Adolescent Development

3

EDUC 30113Digital Literacy, Learning, and Citizenship in Education

3

EDUC 30123Educational Psychology

3

EDUC 50990International Experiences in Education

1-6

Specialization Coursework: 15 hours

15 hours of approved coursework in related disciplines, with no more than 9 hours taken in anyone discipline. Courses to be approved by the College of Education Advisor or a Dean.