2018-19 Degree Plan

Family and Child Studies (Early Childhood Education and Development Concentration), BS

College of Education: Department of Individual, Family, and Community Education
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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 16 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
FCS 105: Introduction to Family and Child Studies 3 C
Second Language Core Course 3 C
Fine Arts Core Course 3 C
BIOL 110: Biology Non-Majors or BIOL 123: Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors 3 C
BIOL 112L: Biology Laboratory for Non-Majors or BIOL 124L: Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors Lab 1 C
  • If BIOL 110 is chosen BIOL 112L has to be taken. Similarly if BIOL 123 is chosen BIOL 124L has to be taken.
Term Hours: 16
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 31 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
NUTR 120: Nutrition for Health or NUTR 244: Human Nutrition 3 C
Elective 3 C/CR
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
STAT 145: Introduction to Statistics or MATH 129: A Survey of Mathematics or MATH 215: Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers III 3 C
Physical and Natural Science Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 46 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
FCS Concentration Curriculum Lower Division Requirement 3 C
FCS Concentration Curriculum Lower Division Requirement 3 C
Writing and Speaking Core Course 3 C
Humanities Core Course 3 C
Social and Behavioral Science Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 61 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
FCS Concentration Curriculum Lower Division Requirement 3 C
FCS Concentration Curriculum Lower Division Requirement 3 C
FCS 305: Research and Evaluation in Family and Child Studies 3 C
Humanities Core Course 3 C
Social and Behavioral Science Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 76 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
FCS Concentration Core Curriculum Upper Division Requirement 3 C
FCS Concentration Core Curriculum Upper Division Requirement 3 C
FCS Electives Upper Division Requirement 3 C
FCS Electives Upper Division Requirement 3 C
FCS Electives Upper Division Requirement 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 91 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
FCS Concentration Core Curriculum Upper Division Requirement 3 C
FCS Concentration Core Curriculum Upper Division Requirement 3 C
FCS Electives Upper Division Requirement 3 C
FCS Electives Upper Division Requirement 3 C
Elective 3 C/CR
Term Hours: 15
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 106 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
FCS Concentration Core Curriculum Upper Division Requirement 3 C
FCS Concentration Core Curriculum Upper Division Requirement 3 C
FCS Electives Upper Division Requirement 3 C
FCS Electives Upper Division Requirement 3 C
Elective 3 C/CR
Term Hours: 15
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 120 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
FCS Concentration Core Curriculum Upper Division Requirement 3 C
FCS Electives Upper Division Requirement 3 C
FCS 481: Public Policy and Advocacy in Family and Child Studies 3 C
FCS 484: The Sociocultural Context of Families 3 C
Elective 2 C/CR
Term Hours: 14
Degree Plan Notes
  • Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual coursework only. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA for admission and 2.0 cumulative GPA for graduation from the College of Education.

  • FCS Concentration Curriculum Lower Devision Requirements: FCS 101 Child Growth, Development and Learning 3, FCS 102 Carpe Noctem: Sleep, Health & the Family 3, FCS 103 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 2, FCS 111 Family and Community Collaboration 3, FCS 115 Guiding Young Children 3, FCS 117 Curriculum Development through Play 3, FCS 202 Introduction to Language, Literacy, & Reading 3, FCS 203 Infant Growth and Development 3, FCS 213 Marriage and Family Relationships 3, FCS 217 Curriculum Development & Implementation Age 3 to Gr. 3 3, FCS 220 Assessment of Children & Evaluation of Programs 3, FCS 230 Professionalism 2

  • FCS Concentration Core Curriculum Upper Division Requirement: FCS 302 Emergent Literacy 3, FCS 311 Family, Language and Culture 3, FCS 312 Parent-Child Interactions 3, FCS 316 Early Childhood Pedagogy & Curriculum 3, FCS 401 Research in Child Growth, Development and Learning 3, FCS 403 Growth and Development of the Pre-School Child 3, FCS 405 Advanced Caregiving for Infants and Toddlers 3

  • FCS Electives Upper Division Requirement: FCS 304 Growth and Development in Middle Childhood 3, FCS 310 Friends and Intimate Relationships 3, FCS 313 Family Theories and Contemporary Lifestyles 3, FCS 315 Adolescent Development in the Family 3, FCS 321 Young Children with Diverse Abilities 3, FCS 341 Ecological Aspects of Housing 3, FCS 343 Family Management Theories 3, FCS 344 Consumer Decisions 3, FCS 395 Field Experience I 3, FCS 407L Pre-School Child Lab 1, FCS 411 Marriage and Family Life Education 3, FCS 412 Fathering 3, FCS 416 Adult Development in the Family 3, FCS 443 Application of Family Management Theories 3