Effective childhood education–education that empowers and elevates children of all backgrounds and abilities–depends on student-centered teaching methods, individualized approaches, cultural responsiveness, and specialized pedagogies based in research, theory, and practice.
As a Childhood Education major, you will be “embedded” in schools from the very beginning of the program. Not only will you gain a wealth of clinical and field experience, you will also learn from expert faculty who care about you as a learner and future teacher. Hunter’s Childhood Education program (also known as QUEST) will prepare you to work in a variety of elementary school settings with all types of learners.
Credits: 42-45 credits completed over 4 or 6 semesters
Certification: Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
Eligibility Requirements to Declare Your Major
- Attend a UTEP Information Session
- Complete the Education Major Interest Form
- An interview with faculty may be required
- 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences (Prospective Childhood Education students may complete the major interest form after earning at least 15 credits.)
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Evidence of advanced writing ability through a review of English Composition and writing-intensive coursework
- Declaration of an appropriate liberal arts and sciences major that leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree
Eligibility and Capacity
Seats in our Education majors are limited. Unfortunately, not all eligible students are offered a seat in an education major. Candidates who are not able to pursue an education are encouraged to make an appointment with an Graduate Education Admissions Advisor or email email@example.com to prepare to submit an application to a master’s degree program.
UTEP Pre-major Advisor