In an effort to meet the needs of students and the job market, Southeastern Oklahoma State University is now offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Intervention and Child Development. With the exception of a couple of courses, the degree, based in Ardmore, is offered online and is available through the McCurtain County Campus.
This degree program provides individuals who are interested in or currently working with young children the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in the field related directly to their work. It will also aid graduates with employment opportunities in areas such as Head Start, the Department of Human Services, and other agencies. The new degree program will also address a critical need for earlier intervention for children with special needs. The program is designed for individuals not interested in teaching.
Among the courses in the degree are psychology, Elementary Education, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and ethics. Formal approval of the new degree program was granted in June 2013 by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Dr. Robin Plumb will hold a presentation about the new EICD degree in the Auditorium of the Southeastern Oklahoma State University McCurtain County Campus on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. A financial aid presentation will also be held by Mrs. Julie Jefferson, an EOC Guidance Counselor.