Course Requirements

The course requirements listed below apply to those students admitted on or after Fall 2014. Anyone admitted prior to this term should refer to their Analysis of Academic Progress on WESS and see your academic advisor for your official program of study.

MAJOR AND CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS
A. Family and Child Studies Core - 18 hours
Number Name Hours
FCST 200 Introduction to Family Studies 3
FCST 304 Research in Methods for Studying Families and Children 3
 
FCST 315 Field Experiences in Family and Child Services 3
OR
FCST 316 Service-Learning Experiences with Families and Children 3
 
FCST 348 Family Development over the Life Course 3
FCST 418 Working with Diverse Families and Children 3
FCST 445 Poverty and Families 3
 
B. Developmental Core - 9 hours
Number Name Hours
FCST 214 Child Development I 3
FCST 314 Child Development II: Adolescence 3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
 
C. Electives - 9 hours
Number Name Hours
Complete 9 hours of any courses beginning with FCST. 9
 
Teacher Education Program Requirements
D. Pre-Professional Sequence - 3 hours
Number Name Hours
Fundamentals of Speech Communication or equivalent (Fulfills Gen. Ed. Communication requirement) (3)
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (Fulfills Gen. Ed. Social Sciences requirement) (3)
FCST 214 Child Development I (Fulfills Major Developmental Core requirement) (3)
ECEL 200 Perspectives in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (Fulfills Gen. Ed. elective) (3)
EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education (Fulfills Gen. Ed. Philosophy/Religion requirement) (3)
MTHM 201 Math for Elementary P-5 3
 
E. Professional Sequence taken at Undergraduate Level - 21 hours
Number Name Hours
FCST 314 Child Development (Fulfills Major Developmental Core requirement) (3)
ECEL 279 Theories and Models of Inclusive Education 3
MTHM 302 Math for Elementary II P-5 (Fulfills Gen. Ed. Math requirement) (3)
READ 399 Initial Inquiry into Literacy Development 3
FCST 418 Working with Diverse Families and Children (Fulfills Gen. Ed. Developmental Core requirement) (3)
ECSE 305 Development and Learning in Children with and without Disabilities 3
ECEL 408 Social Studies and Art in Elementary Classroom 3
ECEL 427 Explorations: Science, Math, Technology 3
ECSE 439 Pedagogy in Inclusive Elementary Classrooms 3
READ 408 Literacy in the Elementary Grades 3
     
F. Professional Sequence Taken at Graduate Level - 33 hours
Number Name Hours
ECSE 536 Observing and Assessing Elementary Children with Disabilities 3
ECSE 508 Partnerships with Families: Early Childhood Special Education 3
READ 515 Literacy Strategies Inclusive Elementary Classroom 3
ECSE 580 Conceptual Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder 3
ECEL 691 Issues, Trends and Research in Inclusive Education 3
ECEL 510 Clinical Experience I in Inclusive EC and EL Settings 2
ECEL 502 Seminar I: Inclusive EC and EL Classrooms 1
ECEL 522 Curriculum Development and Assessment in Diverse Elementary Settings 3
ECSE 523 Communication, Collaboration, and Consultation in Early Childhood 3
One elective chosen from the following courses: ARGS 560, ECSE 506, ECSE 511. ECSE 509, ECSE 518, ECSE 519, MEDI 503, MEDI 506, PSYC 563, READ 524, READ 525, READ 600, SPED 588, SPED 585, SPED 595, SPED 587 3
 
Student Teaching
Number Name Hours
ECEL 511 Clinical Experience II: Inclusive EC and EL Settings 5
ECEL 504 Seminar II: Inclusive EC and EL Classrooms  1
     
  Comprehensive Exam 0
PROGRAM TOTAL: 153 hours including General Education Requirements