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Human Development and Learning

Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Human Development and Learning Major (B.S.Ed.)

Program objective for a B.S.Ed. in Human Development and Learning are: (a) to promote child development and learning; (b) to build family and community relationships; (c) to observe, document, and assess young children and families; (d) to teach and learn, to design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all children.

Successful completion of B.S.Ed. requirements with a major in Human Development and Learning will qualify a person to apply for licensure in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3).

A. University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements.

Mathematics, 3 hours (MATH 1420); Humanities, 9 hours (ENGL 2201 or ENGL 2202; ART 1030, MUS 1030 or THEA 1030; CLAS 2481, PHIL 1101, PHIL 1102, POLS 1101 or POLS 1102) ; History, 6 hours [choose one: HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030, choose one: HIST 1110 or HIST 1120]; Social/Behavioral Sciences, 6 hours (choose either ESCI 1301 or ESCI 1401, must take POLS 1030); Natural Science (choose one course from List 1 and one course fromLlist 2), 8 hours List 1(BIOL 1010/1011, or BIOL 1020/1021); List 2: (PHYS 1010/1001, PHYS 1020/1002, ESCI 1010, ESCI 1020, ESCI 1040, ESCI 1103).

B. Related Liberal Studies (8 hours): EDPR 2111; PETE 3604; ART 3411 or CCFA 3001.

C. The Major (30 hours)

1. Core (24 hours): SPED 2000; SPED 3803; ICL 3333; ENGL 4531; IDT 3600; EDPR 4301;  ICL 4001 and ECED 4510.

2. Select one course from each of the following two areas: Race and Ethnicity: SOCI 3401, SOCI 3422, SOCI 4420, or SOCI 4442; Family/Culture/Gender: ANTH 3511, ANTH 4411; HIST 4863, SOCI 3432 or SOCI 4460.

D. Pre-Residency Semester (15 hours) offered in spring

Early Childhood Education (Grades PreK-3 Licensure) must take ECED 3555*; ECED 4005*; ECED 4500*; ECED 4515*; ECED 4540*.

E. Residency I Semester (14 hours) offered in fall

Early Childhood Education (Grades PreK-3 Licensure) must take RDNG 4240*, ECED 4520*, ECED 4530*, and ICL 4914*.

F. Residency II Semester (12 hours) offered in spring

Early Childhood Education (Grades PreK-3 Licensure) must take ICL 4800* and ICL 4902*.

*Requires admission to TEP.

Typical 4-Year Human Development and Learning: PreK-3 Teacher Licensure Sequence

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
Humanities* 3 SPED 2000 3
MATH 1420 3 POLS 1030 3
EDPR 2111 3 Natural Science* 4
Fine Arts* 3 History Selective 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   16 hrs

Sophomore Year

Natural Science* 4 SPED 3803 3
History Selective 3 Race & Ethnicity Selective 3
ENGL 2201 or 2202 3 CCFA 3001 or ART 3411 3
COMM 2381 3 ENGL 4531 3
ESCI 1301 or ESCI 1401 3 IDT 3600 3
     PETE 3604 2
Semester Totals 16 hrs   17 hrs

TEP Approval - You will be delayed in graduating if you are not admitted to TEP by the end of the sophomore year; you must have a 2.75 GPA at this time.

Junior Year

ICL 4001 3 ECED 3555 3
EDPR 4301 3 ECED 4005 3
ICL 3333 3 ECED 4540 3
Family/Culture/Gender Selective 3 ECED 4515 3
ECED 4510 3 ECED 4500 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Senior Year

ECED 4520 3 ICL 4902 9
ECED 4530 3 ICL 4800 3
RDNG 4240 3    
ICL 4914 5    
Semester Totals 14 hrs   12 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement