B.A., Child Development and Family Studies

Concentrations: Administration Within the Early Childhood Field, Curriculum and Teaching, Family Support, and Infant and Toddler

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements. 1
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
As part of the B.A. social science degree requirements, complete:
Introduction to Psychology
Program Requirements
ECE F101Introduction to Early Childhood Profession3
ECE F104XChild Development I: Prenatal, Infants and Toddlers3
ECE F107Child Development II: The Preschool and Primary Years3
ECE F110Safe, Healthy Learning Environments3
ECE F140Positive Social and Emotional Development3
ECE F210Child Guidance3
ECE F229Foundations in Nutrition and Physical Wellness3
ECE F235Screening, Assessment and Recording2
or ECE F130 Culture, Learning and the Young Child
ECE F305Social Emotional Development: Reflection and Practice3
ECE F342Family Relationships3
ECE F350Play: Foundation for Development3
ECE F445Adolescence Through the Lifespan3
ECE F480Child Development and Family Studies Portfolio1
Concentrations 2
Select one from the following concentrations:24
Administration within the Early Childhood Field
Curriculum and Teaching
Family Support
Infant and Toddler
Total Credits60
1

As part of the General Education Requirements, the following courses are recommended: WRTG F213X, COJO F141XMATH F113X, MATH F122X or MATH F151X; BIOL F104X, GEOG F111XGEOS F120X or MSL F111X.

2

Students completing any CFDS concentration will need an additional 3-6 upper-division (300-400-level) credits. 

Concentrations

Administration Within the Early Childhood Field

ECE F340Financial Management of Early Childhood Programs3
ECE F341Personnel Management of Early Childhood Programs3
ECE F471Clinical Practice: Organizational Action Research3
CIOS F150Computer Business Applications3
WRTG F212XWriting and the Professions3
BA S301Principles of Management
BA S343Principles of Marketing
BA S490Political and Social Environment of Business
Total Credits15

Note: ECON S201 or ECON F202X is a prerequisite for BA S490.

Note: This specialization is offered in collaboration with the University of Alaska Southeast. For course descriptions of UAS courses see current University of Alaska Southeast catalog. These courses are available by distance delivery.

Curriculum and Teaching

ECE F240Inclusion of Children with Special Needs3
ECE F310Constructivist Curriculum3
ECE F360Assessment in Early Childhood3
ECE F420Developing Literacy in the Early Years3
ECE F430Fine Arts for the Early Years3
ECE F440Exploring Math and Science3
ECE F472Clinical Practice: Classroom Research 13
ECE F473Clinical Practice: Classroom Management 13
or ECE F270 Practicum II
Total Credits24
1

Student must earn a B grade or higher in each course.

Note: ECE F270 as approved by CDFS program.

Family Support

Note: Students completing the family support concentration need to complete SWK F103X as a prerequisite to SWK F360.

ECE F242Child and Family Ecology3
ECE F301Parents as Partners in Education3
or ECE F302 Building Home Program Relationships: Prenatal to 3 Years
ECE F306Building Bridges to Support Family Mental Health3
ECE F405Seminar in Culture and Child-Rearing Practices3
ECE F410Supporting Family Relationships through Mentoring3
ECE F442Family Resource Management3
ECE F471Clinical Practice: Organizational Action Research3
SWK F360Child Abuse and Neglect3
Total Credits24

Infant and Toddler

ECE F214Infants and Toddlers3
ECE F302Building Home Program Relationships: Prenatal to 3 Years3
ECE F304Attachment and Social Development3
ECE F320Environment and Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers3
ECE F405Seminar in Culture and Child-Rearing Practices3
ECE F421From Babbling to Talking to Early Literacy3
ECE F472Clinical Practice: Classroom Research 13
ECE F473Clinical Practice: Classroom Management 13
or ECE F270 Practicum II
Total Credits24
1

Student must earn a B grade or higher in each course.

For students entering the program with an A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degree in early childhood education from a regionally accredited college or university.

NOTE: 23 credits will be accepted towards the program major. These credits will be applied to the following specific program requirements: ECE F101, ECE F104X, ECE F107, ECE F110, ECE F130ECE F140, ECE F210 and ECE F229.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements. 1
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
As part of the B.A. social science degree requirements, complete:
Introduction to Psychology
Program Requirements
ECE F305Social Emotional Development: Reflection and Practice3
ECE F342Family Relationships3
ECE F350Play: Foundation for Development3
ECE F445Adolescence Through the Lifespan3
ECE F480Child Development and Family Studies Portfolio1
Concentrations 2
Select one from the following concentrations:24
Administration within the Early Childhood Field
Curriculum and Teaching
Family Support
Infant and Toddler
Total Credits37
1

As part of the general education requirements, the following courses are recommended: WRTG F213XCOJO F141XMATH F113XMATH F122X or MATH F151XBIOL F104XGEOG F111XGEOS F120X or MSL F111X.

2

Students completing any CFDS concentration will need an additional 3-6 upper-division (300-400-level) credits. 

Concentrations

Administration Within the Early Childhood Field

ECE F340Financial Management of Early Childhood Programs3
ECE F341Personnel Management of Early Childhood Programs3
ECE F471Clinical Practice: Organizational Action Research3
CIOS F150Computer Business Applications3
WRTG F212XWriting and the Professions3
BA S301Principles of Management
BA S343Principles of Marketing
BA S490Political and Social Environment of Business
Total Credits15

Note: ECON S201 or ECON F202X is a prerequisite for BA S490.

Note: This specialization is offered in collaboration with the University of Alaska Southeast. For course descriptions of UAS courses see the current University of Alaska Southeast catalog. These courses are available by distance delivery.

Curriculum and Teaching

ECE F240Inclusion of Children with Special Needs3
ECE F310Constructivist Curriculum3
ECE F360Assessment in Early Childhood3
ECE F420Developing Literacy in the Early Years3
ECE F430Fine Arts for the Early Years3
ECE F440Exploring Math and Science3
ECE F472Clinical Practice: Classroom Research 13
ECE F473Clinical Practice: Classroom Management 13
or ECE F270 Practicum II
Total Credits24
1

Student must earn a B grade or higher in each course.

Note: ECE F270 as approved by CDFS program.

Family Support

ECE F242Child and Family Ecology3
ECE F301Parents as Partners in Education3
or ECE F302 Building Home Program Relationships: Prenatal to 3 Years
ECE F306Building Bridges to Support Family Mental Health3
ECE F405Seminar in Culture and Child-Rearing Practices3
ECE F410Supporting Family Relationships through Mentoring3
ECE F442Family Resource Management3
ECE F471Clinical Practice: Organizational Action Research3
SWK F360Child Abuse and Neglect3
Total Credits24

Infant and Toddler

ECE F214Infants and Toddlers3
ECE F302Building Home Program Relationships: Prenatal to 3 Years3
ECE F304Attachment and Social Development3
ECE F320Environment and Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers3
ECE F405Seminar in Culture and Child-Rearing Practices3
ECE F421From Babbling to Talking to Early Literacy3
ECE F472Clinical Practice: Classroom Research 13
ECE F473Clinical Practice: Classroom Management 13
or ECE F270 Practicum II
Total Credits24
1

Student must earn a B grade or higher in each course.