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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Bulletin

Early Childhood and Family Studies (BS)


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Federal CIP: 19.0701 Human Development and Family Studies, General

Early Childhood and Family Studies is an interdisciplinary program that prepares graduates to work in a variety of non-public school settings that serve children and families. Through this program, students acquire the values, knowledge, skills and dispositions within a “Christian ethic of care” necessary to positively impact contemporary families in the areas of early childhood and family studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know and understand young children’s characteristics and needs and the multiple influences on development and learning.
  • Know and understand family and community characteristics and support them through respectful and reciprocal relationships.
  • Understand the goals, benefits and uses of assessment and practice responsible assessment.
  • Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum in all curriculum areas.
  • Uphold ethical standards and professional guidelines and engage in informed advocacy for young children, their families and the early childhood profession.

Early Childhood and Family Studies Requirements


Specified Core Curriculum


Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all Core Curriculum  requirements. The following specific core curriculum course(s) is required.

Three (3) Hours selected from the following:


Electives


In addition to core curriculum (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for most bachelor’s degrees, including elective coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area. 

Summary


   
Core Curriculum   Requirements 40-44 hrs.


Major Requirements 42 hrs.


Professional Education Requirements 28 hrs.


Electives 6-10 hrs.


 

Total: 120 hrs.

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