Child and Family Development B.S. Concentration in Birth-Kindergarten (Non-Certification Track)

*The program will officially begin fall semester 2020.  Students will be accepted for admission beginning fall semester 2020.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

The B.S. degree in Child and Family Development with a concentration in Birth Through Kindergarten Teacher Education (Non-Certification) track provides students who are interested in education the opportunity to take coursework leading to a broad understanding of the field. When accepted to the University all Child and Family Development majors concentrating in Birth Through Kindergarten (certification and non-certification) are enrolled into the non-certification track. This track does NOT lead to teacher certification. Upon meeting teacher education program admission requirements, those seeking teacher certification in Birth-Kindergarten will move into the B.S. Child and Family Development Birth-Kindergarten Certification track. All others will remain in the Non-Certification track. 

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A-E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Concentration 18
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Health, Safety, and Wellness in Early Childhood
Child Development
PPB Practicum
Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
Exploring Learning and Teaching
Major Requirements 54
Introduction to Family Science
Family Economic Environment
Intro to Family Services
Birth to 5 Methods
Diversity in Human Development
Youth Development
Adult Development and Later Life
Parent Education and Guidance
Professional Development
Internship in Child and Family Development
Young Children with Special Needs
Introduction to Child Life
Legal and Public Policies Affecting Families
Teaching Preschool
Administration of Programs for Children and Youth
Assessment of Children
Public Speaking
Other Requirements6
Foreign language or significant international content
Total Credit Hours124