Early Childhood and Family Advocacy Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

All students completing this major will be required to earn a “C” or better in all courses in the major including any GS courses required by the major.

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERS 1-4)12
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5 – 8)12
LOPER 7: Social Science
Marriage and Family Relationships
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 16
LOPER 9: Civic Competency and Engagement
LOPER 10: Respect for Human Diversity
Teaching in a Democratic Society
LOPER 11: Wellness (Optional)0
BS Science-related course requirements
Complete all required courses0
Major Option
Complete all required courses62
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum 28
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Early Childhood and Family Advocacy Requirements
FAMS 150Lifespan Development and the Family3
FAMS 251The Developing Child 0-83
FAMS 302Parent Education3
FAMS 340Family Life Education3
FAMS 362Families and Social Policy3
FAMS 406Family Resource Management3
FAMS 475Internship3
FAMS 476Child & Family Home Visitation3
FAMS 481Cross-Cultural Family Patterns3
FAMS 486Families in Crisis3
CSP 417Counseling Skills3
TE 204Growth & Development/Introduction to Exceptionalities4
TE 206Instructional Technology and the Preservice Teacher3
TE 318Management and Assessment in Preschool/Elementary Classrooms3
TE 336Methods for Preschool Classrooms3
TE 336LField Experience: Methods for Preschool Classrooms0.5
TE 339Infant and Toddler Curriculum3
TE 339LField Experience: Infant Toddler Curriculum0.5
TE 341Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
TE 346Early Childhood Program Administration3
TE 347Literacy Methods Birth to Age Three3
TESE 333Serving Young Children with Special Needs3
Total Credit Hours62

Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.