Undergraduate Degree - Child Development - Bachelor of Arts

Program:
Child Development - Bachelor of Arts
Program Code:
7708 Child Development
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS10
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 Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Child Development degree program combines a basic education in child development and family studies with a broad general education and preparation related to employment in early childhood education settings. Students will choose either a concentration in Elementary Education Teacher Certification, which requires admission to the teacher preparation program, or a concentration in Preschool Teaching in an Early Childhood Setting.

Elementary Education Teacher Certification course work prepares graduates to work in the early grades of primary schools, kindergarten through third grade and to meet the requirements to earn an Elementary Education Teaching Certificate (kindergarten through fifth grade) with an Early Childhood General and Special Education Endorsement.

The Preschool Teaching in an Early Childhood Setting concentration prepares graduates to work in early childhood settings such as Head Start and preschools and in other child-related fields such as policy, health care, or administration. Students in the Preschool Teaching in an Early Childhood Setting concentration will be required to complete an independent study experience such as study abroad, study away, experiential learning, internship, or undergraduate research.  The child development major is appropriate for students interested in working with young children, birth through age eight.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts 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 Arts degree in Child Development. Students pursuing the Elementary Education Teacher Certification concentration will be required to complete more than 120 credits.

    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 Arts degree except for students pursuing the Elementary Education Teacher Certification concentration.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                 
  a. All of the following courses (26 credits):  
    CEP 240 Diverse Learners in Multicultural Perspective 3
    HDFS 211 Child Growth and Development 3
    HDFS 320 Interaction with Children in Groups 3
    HDFS 320L Interaction with Children – Laboratory 1
    HDFS 321 Curriculum for Children (W) 3
    HDFS 321L Curriculum for Children – Laboratory 1
    HDFS 322 Infant Development and Program Planning 3
    HDFS 421 Assessment of the Young Child 3
    HDFS 424 Student Teaching in an Early Childhood Program 6
  b. One of the following concentrations:  
    Elementary Education Teacher Certification  
    Completion of an Integrated Teaching Major in Integrated Science, Language Arts, Mathematics,or  Social Studies. For additional information, refer to the statement on TEACHER CERTIFICATION in the Department of Teacher Education section of this catalog.  
    Preschool Teaching in an Early Childhood Setting  
    1. All of the following courses (15 credits):  
      HDFS 145 The Individual, Marriage and the Family 3
      HDFS 414 Parenting 3
      HDFS 442 Ethnic Families in America 3
      HDFS 472 Evaluation of Human Service Programs 3
      HDFS 473 Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3
    2. One of the following courses (1 to 3 credits):  
      Students must seek advisor approval prior to enrolling in one of these courses.  
      HDFS 490 Independent Study 1 to 3
      HDFS 497 Topics in Human Development and Family Studies 1 to 3
      SSC 490 Special Topics in Social Science 1 to 3

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Child Development, BA (7708)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Child Development - BA - Diverse Learners in Multicultural Perspective
Major - Child Development - BA - Diverse Learners in Multicultural Perspective: 1 course from CEP240

Requirement 12: Major - Child Development - BA - Child Growth and Development
Major - Child Development - BA - Child Growth and Development: 1 course from HDFS211

Requirement 13: Major - Child Development - BA - Interaction with Children
Major - Child Development - BA - Interaction with Children: 2 courses from HDFS320, HDFS320L

Requirement 14: Major - Child Development - BA - Curriculum for Children
Major - Child Development - BA - Curriculum for Children: 2 courses from HDFS321, HDFS321L

Requirement 15: Major - Child Development - BA - Infant Development and Program Planning
Major - Child Development - BA - Infant Development and Program Planning: 1 course from HDFS322

Requirement 16: Major - Child Development - BA - Assessment of the Young Child
Major - Child Development - BA - Assessment of the Young Child: 1 course from HDFS421

Requirement 17: Major - Child Development - BA - Student Teaching in an Early Childhood Program
Major - Child Development - BA - Student Teaching in an Early Childhood Program: 1 course from HDFS424

Requirement 18: Major - Child Development - BA Teaching Major Minimum 36 Credits
Major - Child Development - BA Teaching Major Minimum 36 Credits: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Preschool Teaching in an Early Childhood Setting: 6 courses
At least 5 courses from HDFS145, HDFS414, HDFS442, HDFS472, HDFS473
At least 1 course from HDFS490, HDFS497, SSC490
Language Arts: 14 courses
At least 5 courses from ENG210, TE348, GEO204, ISS220, SME301
At least 1 course from IAH241A, IAH241C, IAH241E
At least 2 courses from COM100, COM275, ENG130, ENG230, JRN108, THR421
At least 1 course from ENG226, ENG228, ENG229, ENG232, ENG327
At least 1 course from CSD333, ENG302, LIN200
At least 1 course from COM391, ENG404, ENG405, ENG420, LIN401, LIN450, LIN471
At least 1 course from ENG310A, ENG310B, ENG310C, ENG310D, ENG310E
At least 2 courses from ENG344, ENG349, ENG350, ENG351, ENG352, ENG353, ENG354, ENG360, ENG361, ENG363, ENG379, ENG426B, ENG426D, ENG426E, ENG436A, ENG463
Social Studies-History: 17 courses
At least 1 course from CSD333, ENG302, LIN200
At least 1 course from IAH241A, IAH241C, IAH241E
At least 5 courses from EC201, EC202, GEO204, PLS100, PLS324
At least 1 course from GEO206, GEO330, GEO333
At least 8 courses from HST201, HST202, HST203, HST320, HST413, ISS220, SME301, TE348
At least 1 course from History electives at the 3-400 level.
Social Studies-Geography: 17 courses
At least 10 courses from EC201, EC202, PLS100, PLS324, GEO204, GEO206, GEO221, ISS220, TE348, SME301
At least 1 course from CSD333, ENG302, LIN200
At least 1 course from IAH241A, IAH241C, IAH241E
At least 1 course from HST202, HST203
At least 1 course from HST320, HST413
At least 1 course from GEO113, GEO151
At least 1 course from GEO330, GEO333
At least 1 course from Elective credits in Geography at the 3-400 level.

Requirement 19: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 30 credits from Family and Child Ecology courses to meet the requirement of at least 30 credits.

Requirement 20: College - Social Science - Social Science
College - Social Science - Social Science: 15 credits from the following departments: ANP, CJ, EC, GEO, HST, LIR, PLS, PSY, SOC, SW, UP excluding ANP202, 206, 340 and GEO203, 206, 206L.
Conditions:
College - Social Science - Social Science: No more than 4 credits from SSC493, SSC496 in Requirement(s) 20

Requirement 21: College - Social Science - Arts and Letters
College - Social Science - Arts and Letters: 9 credits from Approved courses from the College of Arts & Letters. A department or school may require its major to complete specific courses or particular subject matter areas.

Requirement 22: College - Social Science - Natural Science
College - Social Science - Natural Science: 6 credits from approved College of Natural Science courses.

Requirement 23: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 24: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 25: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.