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Child and Family Studies

Requirements for the Major

Required Education Courses

ECE 201 Issues & Trends in Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
ECE 203 Diversity within Family-School-Community Partnerships (3 credits)
EDU 231 Educational Psychology (4 credits)
EDU 450 Teaching in Areas of High Need (2 credits)
EDU 610 Advanced Studies in Child and Family Studies (4 credits)
ELL 206 English Language Learners (3 credits)
PE 255 CPR/AED (1 credit)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (4 credits)
SED 201 Foundations of Special Education (4 credits)
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology (4 credits)

Plus, the following Special Education Teaching and Learning Lab courses, taken concurrently with EDU 610 during the senior year:

SED 402 Behavior Management Special Education (4 credits)
SED 411 Legal Issues Assessment (2 credits)
SED 412 Assessment Methods (2 credits)
SED 413 High Incidence Strategies (2 credits)
SED 414 Low Incidence Instructional Strategies (2 credits)

Plus, two of the following (All 4 credit classes):

PSY 210 Social Psychology
PSY 212 Psychology of Personality
PSY 213 Psychology of Prejudice
PSY 219 Early Childhood Development
PSY 225 Lifespan Development
PSY 281 Principles of Learning and Memory
PSY 291 Psychology of Adulthood
PSY 431 Abnormal Child Development

Plus, two of the following (All 4 credit classes):

SOC 106 Individual and Society
SOC 204 Introduction to Social Work
SOC 210 Gerontology
SOC 214 Social Class in America
SOC 215 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
SOC 306 Sociology of Family
SOC 327 Medical Sociology
SOC 350 Social and Criminological Theory

Plus, one of the following:

CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies (4 credits)
CJS 201 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice (4 credits)
CJS 202 Criminology (4 credits)
CJS 203 Victimology (2 credits)
CJS 206 Corrections (2 credits)
CJS 215 Drugs and Society (4 credits)
SOC 102 Deviance (4 credits)

EDU 610 is individualized to align with focus area, students would complete field work in a facility (child care center, hospital, social service agency, drug and rehabilitation facility) combined with research.


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.