Three-Semester Degree Option

The following is a sample schedule for this degree – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

We strongly recommend you take the following courses in this sequence:

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

The following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.

First semester (spring)

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 761 Advanced Family Studies or Elective 3
Total hours10


CFD 663 Administration of Programs for Children and Families or Elective 3
SFR 780 Educational Research Methodology 3
Total hours6

Second semester (fall)

ECE 771 Proposal Development 4
ECE 726 Programming and Policy Issues for Early Childhood Settings or Elective 3
ECE 727 Children and Families in a Diverse Society 3
Total hours7

Third semester (spring)

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