Undergraduate Degree - Early Care and Education

Program:
Early Care and Education
Program Code:
7739 Early Care and Education
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
US15
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
Early Care and Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Care and Education, is a collaborative, multi-institutional limited enrollment program. This degree focuses on the intellectual, social, emotional, and biological development of children. It includes planning and design of related human services and care/educational settings and preparation related to employment in early childhood education settings. The program provides instruction in parent-child relations, parenting practices, special needs of children, parental and environmental influences on child development, caregiver-child interactions, external support services, and related public policy issues. Designed for active duty military, spouses, retired and Department of Defense employees, rural head start teachers and off-campus students, the program provides flexibility for working professionals who need to maintain employment while advancing their educational opportunity.

The College of Social Science, in collaboration with The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA), offers this program by faculty from multiple land-grant universities: Michigan State University, Iowa State University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, Oklahoma State University, South Dakota State University, and Texas Tech University.

Students will earn this degree from their home institution while also enrolling for courses at other participating institutions.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the University and of the College of Social Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

To be admitted, students must apply via their home institution and plan their course of study under the guidance of their academic advisor. Michigan State University students follow established University admission procedures to the College of Social Science and the Early Care and Education major. Students must have a minimum of 30 credits applicable to the graduation requirements of the admitting institution with an earned minimum grade-point average of 2.5.

Michigan State University students should contact the Department of Human Development and Family Studies for guidance on the completion of this program.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Care and Education
  1. The University requirements for the bachelor’s degree 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 Early Care and Education.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Early Care and Education major is met by completing Human Development and Family Studies 406.
  2. The requirements of the College of Social Science.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    1. All of the following courses which are taught online as part of the Great Plains IDEA Alliance (51 credits):
Child Development (ages 0-3)
Child Development (ages 4-8)
Professional Development in Early Care and Education
Child Guidance and Classroom Environments
Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Care and Education
Practicum I: Child Observations in Classroom Environments
Development of Curriculum for Children (ages 0-3)
Development of Curriculum for Children (ages 4-8)
Assessment and Observations in Early Care and Education
Understanding and Adapting for Developmental Differences in Early Care and Education
Practicum II: Lesson Planning
Working with Families in Early Care and Education
Technology and Young Children
Diversity in the Lives of Young Children and Their Families
Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood Settings
Practicum III: Capstone Experience (W) [HDFS 406]

Students must have access to a high-quality preschool or head start classroom for their three practicum experiences.


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.


Early Care and Education, BA (7739)

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 - Early Care and Education - Child Develpoment (Ages 0 - 3)
Major - Early Care and Education - Child Develpoment (Ages 0 - 3): 1 course from HDFS201

Requirement 12: Major - Early Care and Education - Child Develpoment (Ages 4 - 8)
Major - Early Care and Education - Child Develpoment (Ages 4 - 8): 1 course from ECED202

Requirement 13: Major - Early Care and Education - Professional Development in Early Care and Education
Major - Early Care and Education - Professional Development in Early Care and Education: 1 course from ECED203

Requirement 14: Major - Early Care and Education - Child Guidance and Classroom Environments
Major - Early Care and Education - Child Guidance and Classroom Environments: 1 course from ECED204

Requirement 15: Major - Early Care and Education - Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Care and Education
Major - Early Care and Education - Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Care and Education: 1 course from ECED205

Requirement 16: Major - Early Care and Education - Practicum I: Child Observations in Classroom Environments
Major - Early Care and Education - Practicum I: Child Observations in Classroom Environments: 1 course from HDFS206

Requirement 17: Major - Early Care and Education - Development of Curriculum for Children (Ages 0 - 3)
Major - Early Care and Education - Development of Curriculum for Children (Ages 0 - 3): 1 course from ECED301

Requirement 18: Major - Early Care and Education - Development of Curriculum for Children (Ages 4 - 8)
Major - Early Care and Education - Development of Curriculum for Children (Ages 4 - 8): 1 course from ECED302

Requirement 19: Major - Early Care and Education - Assessment and Observations in Early Care and Education
Major - Early Care and Education - Assessment and Observations in Early Care and Education: 1 course from ECED303

Requirement 20: Major - Early Care and Education - Understanding and Adapting for Developmental Differences in Early Care and Education
Major - Early Care and Education - Understanding and Adapting for Developmental Differences in Early Care and Education: 1 course from HDFS304

Requirement 21: Major - Early Care and Education - Practicum II: Lesson Planning
Major - Early Care and Education - Practicum II: Lesson Planning: 1 course from ECED306

Requirement 22: Major - Early Care and Education - Working with Families in Early Care and Education
Major - Early Care and Education - Working with Families in Early Care and Education: 1 course from ECED401

Requirement 23: Major - Early Care and Education - Technology and Young Children
Major - Early Care and Education - Technology and Young Children: 1 course from ECED402

Requirement 24: Major - Early Care and Education - Diversity in the Lives of Young Children and Their Families
Major - Early Care and Education - Diversity in the Lives of Young Children and Their Families: 1 course from ECED403

Requirement 25: Major - Early Care and Education - Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood Settings
Major - Early Care and Education - Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood Settings: 1 course from ECED404

Requirement 26: Major - Early Care and Education - Practicum III: Capstone Experience
Major - Early Care and Education - Practicum III: Capstone Experience: 1 course from HDFS406

Requirement 27: College - Social Science - Social Science
College - Social Science - Social Science: 15 credits from the following departments: ANP, CJ, EC, FCE, GEO, HST, PLS, PSY, SOC, SW, UP excluding ANP202, 206, 340 and GEO203, 206, 206L.

Requirement 28: 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 29: College - Social Science - Natural Science
College - Social Science - Natural Science: 6 credits from approved College of Natural Science courses.

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

Requirement 31: 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 32: 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.