Mar 02, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

 Early Childhood Education BS Four-Year Plan

First Year
HDFS 202 - Diversity and Families * (satisfies Multicultural Requirement) EDUC 210 - Beginning Literacy Instruction * or HDFS 210 - Supporting Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Syllabus 
HDFS 220 - Child Development I: Prenatal to Age 3  ENGL 110 - Seminar in Composition *
MATH 251 - Mathematics for K-8 Teachers: Number and Operations  HDFS 221 - Child Development II: 3 to 10 * or HDFS 223 - Foundations of Child Development 
Breadth Requirement (History and Cultural Change)* (1/7) Breadth Requirement (Math, Nat. Science,Tech with Lab)* (4 cr.) (3/7)
Breadth Requirement (Social and Behavioral Science)* (2/7) Breadth Requirement (Creative Arts/Humanities)* (4/7)
First Year Seminar   
Credits: 16 Credits: 16
Second Year
HDFS 201 - Life Span Development * Curriculum Bock A*** (4 cr.)*
Foundational Curriculum in ECE option***  EDUC 230 - Introduction to Exceptional Children 
Additional Math, Nat. Science,Tech with Lab requirement*** (4 cr.) HDFS 250 - Becoming a Teacher Leader in Early Childhood Education * or HDFS 355 - Professional Issues in ECDE *  
Additional Breadth Requirement (History and Cultural Change) (5/7) Science Elective (1/1) 
  Free Elective (1/2)
Credits: 16-19 Credits: 16-17
Third Year
Curriculum Block B*** (11 cr.)* Curriculum Block C*** (5 cr.)*
HDFS 290 - Early Childhood Family Engagement and Diversity * or HDFS 470 - Families and Children at Risk  HDFS 214 - Child Guidance: Supporting Positive Behavior in ECE * or HDFS 414 - Guidance and Behavior Support: Birth to Grade 2 
  Math Elective (1/1)
  Free Elective (2/2)
Credits: 14 Credits: 14-15
Fourth Year
EDUC 400 - Student Teaching  (7 credits) (DLE & Capstone) EDUC 400 - Student Teaching  (7 credits) (DLE & Capstone)
HDFS 424 - Professional Development Seminar I  HDFS 425 - Professional Development Seminar II 
HDFS 441 - Adv Inclus Curric in Early Childhood 1  HDFS 442 - Adv Incl Curriculum in Early Childhood II 
Credits: 13 Credits: 13
Total Credits: 120
   *Minimum grade of C- required.  
**See program plan for approved courses.
Disclaimer: Four-Year Plans are a Departmental suggestion of how a student could complete this degree in four years (eight semesters). Students may opt to take courses in the summer or winter sessions. These plans do not take into account additional requirements brought on by minors or other majors. A Four-Year Plan is subject to change from year-to-year given the resources and focuses of the Department.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with his or her assigned advisor at least once a semester to monitor progress and ensure that he or she is on track to graduate on time. This document is intended as a supplemental advisement tool to be used in conjunction with in-person advisement and the UDSIS Degree Audit.  Students should direct any questions or concerns regarding degree progress to their advisor or Academic Assistant Dean.