Family Science and Human Development Major, Families, Children and School Settings Concentration with Teacher Certification Teacher in Grades P-3 (B.A.)

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA; however more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Family Science and Human Development Core
FSHD 200Family Science and Human Development3
FSHD 304Research Methods for Studying Families and Human Development3
FSHD 348Individual and Family Development Over the Life Course3
FSHD 418Working with Diverse Families and Children3
FSHD 445Poverty and Families3
FSHD 315Field Experiences in Family and Human Services3
FSHD 214Child Development I3
FSHD 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
Major Electives
Select 9 credits of the following:9
Professional Orientation
Family in Society
Interpersonal Relations
Social Gerontology: The Study of Aging
Women in Contemporary Society
Introduction to Child Life
Infant Development
Techniques for the Study of Child Personality
Family Stress and Coping
Exploring Family Diversity
Dynamics of One-To-One Communication
The Family in the Economic System
Volunteer in the Community
Group Dynamics
Individual and Professional Development in Family Science and Human Development
Comparative Studies of Global Families
Field Trip Experiences in Family Science and Human Development
Death and Bereavement in the Family
Independent Study
Teaching Daily Living Skills to Special Needs Populations
Organization and Management of Child Care Centers
Fieldwork Experience in Family Science and Human Development: The Hospitalized Child
Gender Development Across the Life Course
Parenting Skills and Resources
Play Techniques in Working with Children
Adult Development and Aging
Peer Counseling
Money Management
Action Approaches to Personal Awareness
Aging and Social Policy
Family Sociology
Challenge of Aging
Gender in a Changing World
Immigrant Families
Families in Later Life
Individual and Family Problem-Solving
Senior Seminar
Advanced Research Methods in Family Science and Human Development
Workshop in Family Science and Human Development
Internship
Sibling Relationships
Child in the Community
Special Studies in Family and Child Services
Evidence-Based Family Policy and Analysis
Family Counseling
Family Management
Total Credits36

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-3)

Pre-Professional Sequence
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 13
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology 13
FSHD 214Child Development I3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
ECEL 200Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy 13
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education 13
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I3
PSYC 235Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth3
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy or complete a course from the list below:3-4
Professional Sequence
First Semester Junior Year
FSHD 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II 13
READ 399Early Literacy Development and Instruction3
ECEL 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Second Semester Junior Year
ECSE 328Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms3
ECEL 216Arts and Creative Expression in Early Childhood3
ECEL 420Building Programs and Community in Inclusive Early Childhood Classrooms3
First Semester Senior Year
ECEL 410Clinical Experience I: Inclusive Elementary and Early Childhood Classrooms2
ECEL 412Seminar I: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 417Problem Solving in Science, Math, and Technology in Early Childhood Classrooms3
READ 209Children's Literature for a Multicultural Society3
Second Semester Senior Year
ECEL 414Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms9
ECEL 421Seminar II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms3
Total Credits69-70

Physiology/Hygiene Course

BIOL 100Biological Sciences4
BIOL 107Biology for Survival3
BIOL 110The Biology of Human Life4
BIOL 215Human Heredity3
BIOL 240Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIOL 241Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIOL 243Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 380Genetics4
HLTH 101Personal Health Issues3
HLTH 207Injury Prevention and Emergency Care3
HLTH 208Study of Human Diseases3
HLTH 213Perspectives on Drugs3
HLTH 220Mental Health3
HLTH 290Human Sexuality3
HLTH 330Health Education Methods3
HLTH 411School Health and Community Services3
HLTH 430Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals3
HONP 210Honors Seminar in Science4
HONP 211Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science3
HPEM 150Principles and Practice of Emergency Care3
NUFD 182Nutrition: A Socioecological Perspective3