Four-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 students take the following courses as indicated:

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

The following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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
Total hours7

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CFD 761 Advanced Family Studies or Elective 3
SFR 780 Educational Research Methodology 3
Total hours6

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ECE 771 Proposal Development 1
ECE 727 Children and Families in a Diverse Society or Elective 3
ELE 726 Programming and Policy Issues for Early Childhood Settings or Elective 3
Total hours7

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ECE 762 Seminar in Early Childhood and Family Development 3
ECE 728 The Educational Role of Play or Elective 3
CFD 662 Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect or Elective 3
Total hours9