Undergraduate Degree - Child Development: Birth to Kindergarten and Special Education - Bachelor of Arts

Program:
Child Development: Birth to Kindergarten and Special Education - Bachelor of Arts
Program Code:
7806 Child Dev: Birth to K & SE
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS22
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.
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College of Social Science

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Undergraduate Programs
Child Development: Birth to Kindergarten and Special Education - Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Child Development: Birth to Kindergarten and Special Education 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.

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 Child Development: Birth to Kindergarten and Special Education 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: Birth to Kindergarten and Special Education

  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: Birth to Kindergarten and Special Education. 

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Child Development: Birth to Kindergarten and Special Education 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 with the exception of the Interdisciplinary Minor Requirement. In lieu of the minor, students will either complete the requirements for the Teaching Certificate for teaching children prek-3rd grade or select from teacher preparation requirements appropriate to their development as teachers of young children.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
a. All of the following courses (52 credits):
CEP 240 Diverse Learners in Multicultural Perspective 3
CEP 451 Models of Special Education Administration and Services 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 322L Interaction and Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers - Laboratory 1
HDFS 421 Assessment of the Young Child 3
HDFS 424 Student Teaching in an Early Childhood Program 6
HDFS 449 Special Needs Children and Their Families 3
HDFS 449L Children with Special Needs and Their Families Laboratory 1
HDFS 473 Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3
TE 301 Literacy, Learners, and Learning in Context - Elementary 3
TE 330 Science Curriculum for Young Learners (PK-3) 3
TE 341 Teaching and Learning of (Bi)Multilingual Learners 3
TE 405A Teaching Literacy to Diverse Learners I (PK-3) 3
TE 406A Teaching Mathematics to Diverse Learners I (PK-3) 3