HDFS Major: Birth through Kindergarten (B–K) Teacher Licensure Concentration (HDFS)—B.S.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available Concentrations and AOS Codes:

Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure, U526

Birth Birth through Kindergarten Online Teacher Licensure (2Plus), U543

Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure (2Plus), U746

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

GLT—Literature (3 s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GLT list.

GFA—Fine Arts (3.s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GFA list.

GPR—Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (3 s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GPR list.

Humanities and Fine Arts (3 s.h.)

Student selects additional 3 s.h. from GLT, GFA, or GPR list.

GHP—Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (3 s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GHP list.

GNS—Natural Sciences (7 s.h.)

Student selects option a, b, or c below:

a.

BIO 105Major Concepts of Biology

3

BIO 105LMajor Concepts of Biology Laboratory

1

NTR 213Introductory Nutrition

3

b.

BIO 111Principles of Biology I

4

NTR 213Introductory Nutrition

3

c.

CHE 101Introductory Chemistry

3

CHE 110Introductory Chemistry Laboratory

1

NTR 213Introductory Nutrition

3

GMT—Mathematics (3 s.h.)

MAT 112Contemporary Topics in Mathematics

3

GRD—Reasoning and Discourse (6 s.h.)

ENG 101College Writing I

3

or

FMS 115Freshman Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse I

3

or

RCO 101College Writing I

3

Student selects additional 3 s.h. from GRD list.

GSB—Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 s.h.)

HDF 211Human Development Across the Life Span

3

HDF 212Families and Close Relationships

3

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/concentration.

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)

HDF 390Families and Children in Global Perspective

3

plus three other courses carrying GL/GN markers

HDF 390: (GN)

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course

In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course

In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

III Major and Related Area Requirements

1. HDF Major Requirements

HDF 211Human Development Across the Life Span

3

HDF 212Families and Close Relationships

3

HDF 250Introduction to Birth through Kindergarten Education and Programs

3

HDF 302Infant and Child Development

3

HDF 390Families and Children in Global Perspective

3

HDF 409Family Diversity

3

HDF 420Birth to Kindergarten Teaching Practicum I

3

HDF 440Birth to Kindergarten Teaching Practicum II

3

HDF 455Current Developmental Theory and Research

3

HDF 470Leadership in Early Education

3

HDF 315/SES 315Assessment and Planning for Inclusive B–K Programs

4

HDF 341/SES 341Social Emotional Competence in Inclusive Settings

3

HDF 425/SES 425Infants and Toddlers: Development, Learning, and Curriculum

3

HDF 435/SES 435Preschool: Development, Learning, and Curriculum

3

HDF 436/SES 436Kindergarten: Development, Learning, and Curriculum

3

HDF 468/SES 468Diversity in Inclusive Early Care and Education

3

HDF 211 and HDF 212 satisfy GSB

2. Related Area Requirements

BIO 105Major Concepts of Biology

3

and

BIO 105LMajor Concepts of Biology Laboratory

1

or

BIO 111Principles of Biology I

4

or

CHE 101Introductory Chemistry

3

and

CHE 110Introductory Chemistry Laboratory

1

MAT 112Contemporary Topics in Mathematics

3

NTR 213Introductory Nutrition

3

SES 460Home-School Partnerships for Students with Exceptional Needs

3

SWK 584Social Services for Children

3

BIO 105 and BIO 105L or BIO 111 or CHE 101 and CHE 110, and NTR 213 satisfy GNS;.

MAT 112 satisfies GMT

3. Teacher Education Requirements

HDF 460Supervised Student Teaching

12

KIN 342Teaching Motor Skills to Preschool Children

3

NUR 345Basic Health Management of Children

3

SES 242Introduction to Exceptional Children: Early Years

3

SPA 121Basic Spanish for Teachers

3

TED 516Emergent Literacy and Literature

3

HDF 460: (12 s.h.)

NOTE: To be admitted to Teacher Education, students must achieve a 2.70 overall GPA. Students are also required to be certified in First Aid and CPR prior to student teaching.

IV Electives

Electives sufficient to complete 122 total semester hours required for degree.


 

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