B.A., Child Development and Family Studies

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

Minimum Requirements for Child Development and Family Studies Bachelor's Degree: 120 credits

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

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
Child Development and Family Studies Program Requirements
ECE F101Introduction to Early Childhood Profession3
ECE F104XChild Development I: Prenatal, Infants and Toddlers3
ECE F107XChild Development II: The Preschool and Primary Years3
ECE F110Safe, Healthy Learning Environments3
ECE F130Culture, Learning and the Young Child2
ECE F140Positive Social and Emotional Development3
ECE F235Screening, Assessment and Recording3
ECE F304Attachment and Social Development3
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 Portfolio 11
Concentrations
Complete one of the following concentrations:24
Administration within the Early Childhood Field
Curriculum and Teaching
Family Support

Concentrations

Administration Within the Early Childhood Field

ECE F240Inclusion of Children with Special Needs (or department-approved course on special needs)3
ECE F311Theories, Methodologies and Pedagogy for Early Childhood3
ECE F340Financial Management of Early Childhood Programs3
ECE F341Personnel Management of Early Childhood Programs3
ECE F410Supporting Family Relationships through Mentoring3
ECE F450Leadership and Advocacy in the Early Childhood Field3
ECE F471Clinical Practice: Organizational Action Research 13
SWK F360Child Abuse and Neglect3

Curriculum and Teaching

ECE F240Inclusion of Children with Special Needs (or department-approved course on special needs)3
ECE F311Theories, Methodologies and Pedagogy for Early Childhood3
ECE F365Social Studies Pedagogy 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

Family Support

ECE F242Child and Family Ecology3
ECE F301Parents as Partners in Education3
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 Research 13
SWK F360Child Abuse and Neglect3

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

NOTE: 20 credits will be accepted towards the program major. These credits will be applied to the following specific program requirements: ECE F101ECE F104XECE F107XECE F110ECE F130ECE F140ECE F235.

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.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
Child Development and Family Studies Program Requirements
ECE F304Attachment and Social Development3
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 Portfolio 11
Concentrations 1
Complete one of the following concentrations:24
Administration within the Early Childhood Field
Curriculum and Teaching
Family Support

CONCENTRATIONS

Administration Within the Early Childhood Field

ECE F240Inclusion of Children with Special Needs (or department-approved course on special needs)3
ECE F311Theories, Methodologies and Pedagogy for Early Childhood3
ECE F340Financial Management of Early Childhood Programs3
ECE F341Personnel Management of Early Childhood Programs3
ECE F410Supporting Family Relationships through Mentoring3
ECE F450Leadership and Advocacy in the Early Childhood Field3
ECE F471Clinical Practice: Organizational Action Research 13
SWK F360Child Abuse and Neglect3

Curriculum and Teaching

ECE F240Inclusion of Children with Special Needs (or department-approved course on special needs)3
ECE F311Theories, Methodologies and Pedagogy for Early Childhood3
ECE F365Social Studies Pedagogy 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

Family Support

ECE F242Child and Family Ecology3
ECE F301Parents as Partners in Education3
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 Research 13
SWK F360Child Abuse and Neglect3