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.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
Program Requirements
ECE F101Introduction to Early Childhood Profession3
ECE F130Culture, Learning and the Young Child2
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 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 2
Complete one of the following concentrations:24
Administration within the Early Childhood Field
Curriculum and Teaching
Family Support
Infant and Toddler

Concentrations

Administration Within the Early Childhood Field

ECE F240Inclusion of Children with Special Needs (or department-approved course on special needs)3
ECE F310Constructivist Curriculum3
ECE F340Financial Management of Early Childhood Programs3
ECE F341Personnel Management of Early Childhood Programs3
ECE F345Screening, Assessment and Data Collection Tools3
ECE F410Supporting Family Relationships through Mentoring3
ECE F450Leadership and Advocacy in the Early Childhood Field3
ECE F471Clinical Practice: Organizational Action Research3

Curriculum and Teaching

ECE F240Inclusion of Children with Special Needs (or department-approved course on special needs)3
ECE F310Constructivist Curriculum3
ECE F360Assessment in Early Childhood3
or ECE F301 Parents as Partners in Education
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 Management3

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

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 Management3

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.
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:
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 1
Complete one of the following concentrations:24
Administration within the Early Childhood Field
Curriculum and Teaching
Family Support
Infant and Toddler

Concentrations

Administration Within the Early Childhood Field

ECE F240Inclusion of Children with Special Needs (or department-approved course on special needs)3
ECE F310Constructivist Curriculum3
ECE F340Financial Management of Early Childhood Programs3
ECE F341Personnel Management of Early Childhood Programs3
ECE F345Screening, Assessment and Data Collection Tools3
ECE F410Supporting Family Relationships through Mentoring3
ECE F450Leadership and Advocacy in the Early Childhood Field3
ECE F471Clinical Practice: Organizational Action Research3

Curriculum and Teaching

ECE F240Inclusion of Children with Special Needs (or department-approved course on special needs)3
ECE F310Constructivist Curriculum3
ECE F360Assessment in Early Childhood3
or ECE F301 Parents as Partners in Education
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
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

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