Children’s Studies Major with Early Childhood through Children's Studies Option, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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The Early Childhood through Children's Studies option allows students to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Children’s Studies with a focus on the development, learning and environments of young children.

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.

Required Core
CDST 301INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN'S STUDIES2
or EDUC 306 INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
CDST 492CHILDREN'S STUDIES SENIOR PORTFOLIO2
EDUC 325INEQUALITIES AND IMPACTS ON EDUCATIONAL EQUITY4
GEOG 357THE GEOGRAPHY OF CHILDHOOD3
PSYC 305CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT4
SOCI 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY5
SOCI 370SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY5
SOCI 483SOCIOLOGY OF CHILDREN5
Core Electives–choose one from the following4-5
CHILDREN'S RIGHTS
CHILD LIFE THEORY
HEALTH AND CHILDREN
MEDIA AND CHILDREN
PLAY AND PLAYWORK
CHILDREN'S LOSS AND GRIEF
TOPICS IN CHILDREN'S STUDIES
Practicum/Internship/Seminar Courses–choose one from the following3-4
CHILDREN'S STUDIES INTERNSHIP
COLLABORATIVE REFLECTIVE TEACHING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
INTERNSHIP
Capstone
CDST 490SENIOR CAPSSTONE (an approved department Senior Capstone course)4
Option C Required Courses
EDUC 455PERSPECTIVES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3
EDUC 456INTEGRATED EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICES5
EDUC 458LEARNING PARADIGM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION5
EDUC 479EARLY LITERACY3
EDUC 480EDUCATING YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS3
Total Credits60-62

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate knowledge in addressing children’s lives and experiences from a variety of disciplines;
  • demonstrate an understanding of children’s diversity;
  • critically evaluate a variety of approaches in working with children and reflect on their own practices and interactions with children;
  • design curricula that addresses children’s individuality in different types of interactions and contexts;
  • demonstrate effective practices in working with children and child service organizations, which include knowledge of content area, problem solving, use of technology, opportunity for choice, motivation, collaboration, and respect for diversity;
  • communicate effectively with all constituencies, including children, parents, colleagues, and community members; and demonstrate professional leadership in the field.