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 (fulfills Gen. Ed. Multicultural Awareness requirement) 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 - 12-18 hours
Number Name Hours
Complete 9 hours of any courses beginning with FCST. 9
Complete 3-9 hours of free electives 3-9
 
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 3
EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education (Fulfills Gen. Ed. Philosophy/Religion requirement) (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
READ 399 Initial Inquiry into Literacy Development  3
ECEL 216 Arts and Creative Expression Early Childhood  3
ECSE 305 Development and Learning in Children with and without Disabilities  3
ECEL 420 Building Programs & Inclusive Classroom  3
FCST 418 Working with Diverse Families and Children  3
ECEL 417 Problem Solving in Science, Math and Technology  3
     
F. Professional Sequence Taken at Graduate Level - 33 hours
Number Name Hours
READ 519 Language and Early Literacy Development 3
ECSE 506 Observation Assess of Young Children with Spec. Needs 3
ECSE 508 Partnerships with Families: Early Childhood Special Education 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
ECSE 509 Principles and Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education 3
ECEL 528 Early Childhood Curriculum in Inclusive Settings 3
ECSE 523 Communication, Collaboration, and Consultation in Early Childhood 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