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  Nov 30, 2020
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Psychology/Childhood Education (B.S.)

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.

Degree Requirements

Other Required Psychology Courses

Select one of the following: 3-6 Credits

Normal and Abnormal Development Patterns

Specialized Inquiries

Select one of the following courses: 3 Credits

Select one cross-cultural history [HST] course (XC)(H/A): 3 Credits

One semester of a language other than English (H-L): 3 Credits

General Education Requirements

not fulfilled by Major or required Supporting Courses

Electives: 13 Credits

Total credits required for degree: 120

Optional Middle Childhood Certification

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.

First Year

1st Semester

Total: 13.5 Credits

Total: 16.5 Credits

Second Year

Total: 15 Credits

Total: 16 Credits

Third Year

Fourth Year

Total: 12 Credits

2nd Semester

Total: 16 Credits

Total credits required for degree: 120