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Human Development and Family Studies Major (HDFS)

Birth through Kindergarten (B–K) Teacher Licensure Concentration

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available Concentrations & AOS Codes:
Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure, U526
Early Care and Education, U531
Child and Adolescent Development in the Family, U508
Family Studies, U530

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Mathematics (GMT)
required: MAT 112

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
required: BIO 105 and 105L or BIO 111, or CHE 101 and 110 and GEO 103 or 311

7

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
required: HDF 211 and 212

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major and Related Area Requirements

  1. HDF Major Requirements
    HDF 211*, 212*, 250, 302, 350, 360, 409 or 410, 452, 455
  2. Related Area Requirements
    BIO 105* and 105L* or BIO 111*, or CHE 101* and 110*; GEO 103* or 311*; MAT 112*; NTR 213; PSY 121; SES 240, 460; SWK 584
  3. Integrated Methods Courses
    HDF/SES 425, 435, 441
  4. Teacher Education Requirements
    ELC 381; ESS 342; HDF 460 (12 s.h.); LIS 120; NUR 345; SES 242; TED 516
    One course to be selected from the following: MUS 335, SES 101

*MAT 112 satisfies GMT; BIO 105 and 105L or BIO 111 or CHE 101 and 110, and GEO 103 or 311 satisfy GNS; HDF 211 and 212 satisfy GSB

NOTE: To be admitted to Teacher Education, students must achieve a 2.70 overall GPA and a passing score on Praxis. Students are also required to be certified in First Aid and CPR prior to student teaching.