Discontinued Program - Child Development - Bachelor of Science

Program:
Child Development - Bachelor of Science
Program Code:
7633 Child Development
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
US06
End Term:
FS11
Department:
Department of Human Development and Family Studies


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Social Science

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Undergraduate Programs
Child Development - Bachelor of Science

This program combines a basic education in human ecology and a broad general education with preprofessional preparation related to employment in early childhood education centers, Headstart, kindergartens, and early elementary grades in schools. It is especially appropriate for the student interested in working with children of pre–primary and early elementary ages.

To meet the Michigan State Board of Education standard, students in the Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in child development are required to satisfy the State of Michigan requirements for a teaching major in language arts or social studies; those requirements are included in the requirements for the concentration in language arts or social studies.  Students who complete the requirements for the concentration are not required to complete an approved disciplinary minor for teacher certification.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development.

    The completion of an Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures writing course referenced in item 3. c. (1) below may also satisfy the University’s Tier I writing requirement.

    The completion of Mathematics 201 referenced in item 3. a. below may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.
    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Child Development major is met by completing Human Development and Family Studies 321.  This course is referenced in item 3. a. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Social Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                 
    All of the following courses (53 credits):  
    HDFS 211 Child Growth and Development 3
    HDFS 212 Children, Youth and Family 3
    HDFS 320 Interaction with Children in Groups 3
    HDFS 320L Interaction with Children – Laboratory 1
    HDFS 321 Curriculum for Children (W) 3
    HDFS 32lL Curriculum for Children Laboratory 1
    HDFS 421 Assessment of the Young Child 3
    HDFS 424 Student Teaching in an Early Childhood Program 6
    HDFS 442 Ethnic Families in America 3
    HNF 150 Introduction to Human Nutrition 3
    MTH 201 Elementary Mathematics for Teachers I 3
    MTH 202 Elementary Mathematics for Teachers II  3
    TE 150 Reflections on Learning 3
    TE 301 Learners and Learning in Context - Elementary (W) 4
    TE 401 Teaching of Subject Matter to Diverse Learners - Elementary 5
    TE 402 Crafting Teaching Practice - Elementary (W) 6
    Completion of an Integrated Teaching Major in Language Arts or Social Studies. Students who wish to take the Integrated Teaching Major in Integrated Science for Elementary Education Teacher Certification may do so and must contact their advisor.  

    For additional information, refer to the statement on TEACHER CERTIFICATION in the Department of Teacher Education section of this catalog.