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Child and Family Studies

Requirements for the Major

Required Education Courses

ECE 201 - Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
ECE 203 - Diversity within Family-School-Community Partnerships (3 credits)
EDU 231 - Educational Psychology (4 credits)
ELL 206 - English Language Learners (3 credits)
SED 201 - Foundations of Special Education (4 credits)
SED 402 - Behavior Management (4 credits)
SED 411 - Legal Issues (2 credits)
SED 412 - Assessment (2 credits)
SED 413 - High Incidence Instructional Strategies (2 credits)
SED 414 - Low Incidence Instructional Strategies (2 credits)
EDU 450 - Teaching in Areas of High Need (2 credits)
Capstone/Internship - (4 credits)

Psychology Courses (12 credits) - Select 3

PSY 101 - Introduction to General Psychology (4 credits)
PSY 219 - Early Childhood Development (4 credits)
PSY 221 - Childhood and Adolescence (4 credits)
PSY 281 - Principles of Learning and Memory (4 credits)
PSY 431 - Developmental Psychopathology (4 credits)

Sociology Courses (12 credits) - Select 3

SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology (4 credits)
SOC 107 - Sociology of Gender
SOC 108 - Social Problems/Social Policies
SOC 204 - Introduction to Social Work (4 credits)
SOC 209 - Minority/Majority Relations
SOC 214 - Social Class in America (4 credits)
SOC 306 - Sociology of Family

Criminal Justice Courses

CJS 201 - Juvenile Delinquency and Justice (4 credits)

Total Credits: 63

Note: A separate block (semester) will be created for Child and Family Studies Major which includes 16 credits:

SED 402 - Behavior Management (4 credits)
SED 411 - Legal Issues (2 credits)
SED 412 - Assessment (4 credits)
SED 413 - High Incidence Strategies (2 credits)
SED 414 - Low Incidence Strategies (2 credits)
EDU 610 - Practicum (4 credits)

Note: This major does not require a minimum gpa of 3.0.

 

What can you do with a Child and Family Studies degree?

Imagine yourself a private, parochial school, or charter school teacher, a preschool teacher, a therapeutic support staff worker, a family support staff worker, a child care center teacher, an early intervention specialist, a family caseworker, or a career counselor.