Green River College’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Early Childhood Education: Infant and Child Mental Health (ICMH) will provide graduates with skills and abilities to examine the foundations of development and the importance of relationships to the social and emotional well-being of infants, toddlers, and young children as well as quality relationships and environments that foster growth in all developmental domains-social and emotional, cognitive/linguistic, and physical. It is designed to provide relevant training to those working with vulnerable families and children including early care and education providers, home visitors, child health providers, early interventionists, and other related fields. The specialized training in infant/child mental health will enable these individuals to work better with children and families, responding to the emerging needs of the diverse populations that they serve.
The BAS in Early Childhood-ICMH enables individuals with applied associate degrees in Early Childhood Education to combine their lower-division technical or transfer preparation courses with upper-division credits. The result is a unique, specialized, BAS degree. The BAS in Early Childhood-ICMH also combines the breadth and academic rigor required for students who wish to continue their studies at the Master’s level.
The entry requirements for the BAS in Infant Child Mental Health provide access to students from both academic transfer and career and technical programs. These entry requirements also ensure that prospective students are prepared for success once they enter the program. Entry requirements are:
- AAA, AAS or AAS-T degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
- AA, AS degree or higher with cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
- Completion of 30 credits in ECE with no single class lower than 2.0 to include:
Completion of these courses will provide the foundation necessary for seamless entry into the BAS in Early Childhood-ICMH and will be included in the 180 credit requirement.
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Completion of an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.