Three-Semester Degree Option

The early childhood and family development graduate program offers students the option to complete coursework in three semesters with summer courses. Please see the following sample schedule:

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

We strongly recommend students take the following courses as indicated:

  • CFD 701
  • ECE 725
  • SFR 780
  • ECE 771
  • ECE 762

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours10
CFD 701 Orientation to Early Childhood and Family Development 1
ECE 725 Inquiry in Early Childhood and Family Development 3
CFD 750 Advanced Human Development Studies 3
CFD 662 Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours9
ECE 726 Programming and Policy Issues for Early Childhood Settings
or CFD 761 Advanced Family Studies
3
CFD 663 Administration of Programs for Children and Families 3
SFR 780 Educational Research Methodology 3

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours7
ECE 771 Proposal Development 1
ECE 729 Literacy in Early Childhood 3
ECE 727 Children and Families in a Diverse Society 3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours9
ECE 762 Seminar in Early Childhood and Family Development 3
CFD 660 Family Engagement 3
ECE 601 Home/School/Community Relationships with Young Children and Their Families 3