Family Science & Human Dev Major, Families, Children and School Settings Concentration (B.A.)(Combined B.A./M.A.T with Teacher Certification in Grades P-3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities.)

The Bachelor's/MAT Dual-Certification Inclusive Education Program provides students with the opportunity to receive both a bachelor's and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with teacher certification in both general education and special education.  The program is designed to help teachers develop competencies needed to teach students who have disabilities along with those who do not.

In this program, students complete general education and major requirements and an initial set of coursework in education as undergraduates. As graduate students, they will complete the coursework in education and conduct their fieldwork and student teaching.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication
Fulfilled by CMST 101 in the Teacher Education sequence.
D. Fine and Performing Arts3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
Fulfilled by EDFD 220 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled by MTHM 201 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
I. Natural Science Laboratory4
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History
Fulfilled by EDFD 221 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Fulfilled by PSYC 101 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by ECEL 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.
Total Credits24

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages3
World Cultures
Fulfilled by FSHD 445 in the major.0
Total Credits3

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements24
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3
Major Requirements36
Teacher Education Program Requirements54
Free Electives3
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
Family and Child Studies Core
FSHD 200Introduction to the Content Areas in Family Science and Human Development3
FSHD 304Research Methods for Studying Families and Human Development3
FSHD 315Field Experiences in Family and Human Services3
or FSHD 316 Service-Learning Experiences with Families and Children
FSHD 348Individual and Family Development Over the Life Course3
FSHD 418Working with Diverse Families and Children3
FSHD 445Poverty and Families3
Developmental Core
FSHD 214Child Development I3
FSHD 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
Major Electives
Complete 9 credits of any available FSHD courses.9
Total Credits36

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (BA/MAT)

Pre-Professional Sequence
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
FSHD 214 Child Development I is fulfilled in the major.0
ECEL 200Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Second Semester Sophomore Year
Apply to the Teacher Education Program
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I3
PSYC 235Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth3
Professional Sequence
First Semester Junior Year
FSHD 314 Child Development II is fulfilled in the major.0
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II3
READ 399Early Literacy Development and Instruction3
ECEL 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
or SPED 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education
Second Semester Junior Year
ECEL 375Special Topics in Early Childhood and Elementary Education3
ECSE 305Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities3
ECEL 216Arts and Creative Expression in Early Childhood3
First Semester Senior Year
ECSE 328Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms3
ECEL 420Building Programs and Community in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms3
Second Semester Senior Year
ECSE 523Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts 13
ECSE 506Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities: Birth to Age 8 13
READ 519Language and Early Literacy Development 13
Total Credits54

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
 Credits4
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Spring
EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education 3
MTHM 201 Mathematics in Elementary Schools I 3
PSYC 235 Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth 3
 Credits9
Third Year
Fall
ECEL 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education 3
FSHD 314 Child Development II: Adolescence 3
MTHM 302 Mathematics in Elementary Schools II 3
READ 399 Early Literacy Development and Instruction 3
 Credits12
Spring
ECEL 216 Arts and Creative Expression in Early Childhood 3
ECEL 375 Special Topics in Early Childhood and Elementary Education 3
ECSE 305 Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities 3
 Credits9
Fourth Year
Fall
ECEL 420 Building Programs and Community in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms 3
ECSE 328 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms 3
 Credits6
Spring
ECSE 506 Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities: Birth to Age 8 3
ECSE 523 Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts 3
READ 519 Language and Early Literacy Development 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits55
Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
SummerCredits
ECEL 691 Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education 3
ECSE 508 Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities 3
ECSE 580 Conceptual Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Bio-Psych-Social Perspectives 3
 Credits9
Fifth Year
Fall
ECEL 502 Seminar I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 1
ECEL 510 Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary 2
ECEL 513 Integrating Math/Science/Technology in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms 3
ECSE 542 Inclusive Pedagogies for Students with Complex Learning and Behavioral Needs 3
 Credits9
Spring
ECEL 504 Seminar II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 3
ECEL 511 Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 6
 Credits9
 Total Credits27