Apr 01, 2020
Child Study Major
Required for initial certification in Early Childhood (birth-grade 2), Childhood (grades 1-6), Students with Disabilities: Early Childhood (birth-grade 2), and Students with Disabilities: Childhood (grades 1-6).
CS 100 and 200 level courses are prerequisites for CS 300-level courses; CS 300-level courses are prerequisites for CS 400-level courses.
Area of Concentration
Majors must take a concentration of 30 credits in one of the following areas:
Students should meet at least once per semester for advisement with the Chairperson/Associate Chairperson of the concentration to ensure that they are taking the appropriate courses to complete the concentration.
All Child Study majors will take the following courses:
- SJC 100 or SJC 200
- 2 Quest for Meaning courses
- English Literature
- Classics/Religious Studies/Philosophy
- 2 Global Perspective courses
- 2 semesters of college-level modern language
- 4 Human Expression courses
- SPC 102
- SPC 224
- Art History
- Music History
- 3 Self and Society courses
- American History
- World History or HIS 276
- SOC 100 or PSY 100
- 4 Mathematical, Physical and Natural World courses
- 2 non-computer math courses
- 2 lab science courses
- 1 Writing for Effective Communication Course
To be eligible for student teaching (CS 413 and CS 423 ) in senior year, majors must have completed the Student Teaching packet by the end of the junior year. This includes obtaining a passing score on a Speech Check administered by a representative of the Communication Studies Department; this can be taken as early as sophomore year. Candidates must receive approval from the Child Study Recommendations Committee. The Committee determines whether the student has demonstrated (a) the personal and professional qualities necessary for teaching, (b) good communication skills (written and oral), and (c) a cumulative average and an average in the Child Study courses of 2.8 or higher. Application forms for student teaching for CS 413 and CS 423 must be submitted to the Coordinators of Field Placement within two weeks after registration days for seniors. A fee of $25 will be charged for applications received after these dates. Majors should plan their programs so that a maximum of 13 to 14 credits will be taken in student teaching semesters to enable them to commit themselves to teaching responsibilities.