This program leads to certification to teach grades 1-6 in the public schools. Childhood Education majors may also opt to enter a five-year program linking special education and childhood education. Students entering that program will graduate after four years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Childhood Education.
Students desiring Middle Childhood (Generalist) Certification with a Psychology major must complete the BS degree in Psychology/Childhood shown above and also complete the following requirements for both additional Education courses and an additional area of focus. Note: This additional 30-32 credits of course work will probably require additional study and tuition beyond the traditional four years.
Suggested Course Sequence for Psychology/Childhood Education
The following is a general schedule for the Psychology/Childhood Education major. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the Psychology or Education Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting elective and/or general education slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts. A student interested in also completing the Middle Childhood certification should consult with her advisor and the faculty in the intended area of focus about a possible sequence of courses.