HDFS Major: Early Care and Education 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:

Early Care and Education, U531

Early Care and Education Online (2Plus), U544

Early Care and Education (2Plus), U532

 

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 or b 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

GMT—Mathematics (3 s.h.)

Student selects 3 s.h. from GMT list.

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.

Students may select courses for:

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

four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

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. Foundation Courses:

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

or

HDF 409Family Diversity

3

HDF 211 and HDF 212 satisfy GSB

2. Skills and Professional Courses:

HDF 321Issues in Parenting

3

HDF 420Birth to Kindergarten Teaching Practicum I

3

HDF 440Birth to Kindergarten Teaching Practicum II

3

HDF 450Professional Experience in Early Childhood

3 or 6

HDF 455Current Developmental Theory and Research

3

HDF 470Leadership in Early Education

3

HDF 482Administration of Dependent Care Programs

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 468/SES 468Diversity in Inclusive Early Care and Education

3

HDF 450: (6 s.h.)

3. Related Area Requirements:

BIO 105Major Concepts of Biology

3

and

BIO 105LMajor Concepts of Biology Laboratory

1

or

BIO 111Principles of Biology I

4

NUR 345Basic Health Management of Children

3

NTR 213Introductory Nutrition

3

SES 242Introduction to Exceptional Children: Early Years

3

SES 460Home-School Partnerships for Students with Exceptional Needs

3

SWK 584Social Services for Children

3

TED 516Emergent Literacy and Literature

3

BIO 105 and BIO 105L or BIO 111, and NTR 213 satisfy GNS

4. Additional Requirements:

Two (2) courses from:

HDF 390Families and Children in Global Perspective

3

ATY 100Contemporary Non-Western Cultures

3

ATY 213Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ATY 333Latin American Societies and Cultures

3

ECO 100Economics of a Global Sustainable Society

3

GEO 303World Population Problems

3

GEO 333Geography of Europe

3

GEO 340Geography of East Asia

3

HEA 207International Health

3

IGS 200Introduction to International and Global Studies

3

IGS 201Introduction to International and Global Studies

3

PSC 290The Politics of the Non-Western World

3

REL 248Comparative Religious Ethics

3

REL 254Religion in Traditional Societies

3

SOC 202Social Problems in Global Context

3

SOC 323Global Deviance

3

Study Abroad

6


 

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