BA Major in Child Studies

Program Requirements

Major in Child Studies (45 credits)

24

credits:

EDUC 210 Psychology of Education (6.00)
EDUC 211 Child Development I (3.00)
EDUC 260 Historical and Current Curriculum Models for Early Childhood and Elementary Education (3.00)
EDUC 302 Working in Childhood Settings: Leadership and Organizational Issues (3.00)
EDUC 311 Child Development II: Ecology of the Family (3.00)
EDUC 359 Understanding and Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviours (3.00)
EDUC 360 Introduction to Inclusive Practices (3.00)

15

credits from one of the following areas of concentration:

Concentration A: Early Childhood Settings

Concentration B: Exceptionality and Diversity in Childhood Settings

6

credits chosen from:

EDUC 230 Introduction to Philosophy of Education (3.00)
EDUC 250 Introductory Information Literacy Skills in Education (3.00)
EDUC 305 Technology for Educational Change (3.00)
EDUC 307 Integrating Digital Technologies and Social Media in Learning Environments (3.00)
EDUC 315 Sexual Health Education for Children and Youths (3.00)
EDUC 321 Gender Socialization in Education (3.00)
EDUC 405 Children and Technology (3.00)
EDUC 411 Toys, Media Literacy and Children’s Popular Culture (3.00)
EDUC 422 Sociology of Education I (3.00)
EDUC 426 Comparative Education I (3.00)
EDUC 464 Research Methods in Child Studies (3.00)
EDUC 498 Advanced Topics in Education (3.00)

Concentration A. Early Childhood Settings (15 credits)

15

credits:

EDUC 303 Children, Families, and Social Policy (3.00)
EDUC 304 Play in Childhood Settings (3.00)
EDUC 406 Physical Activity: Health and Well‑being in Early Childhood Settings (3.00)
EDUC 460 Child Studies Field Experience: Early Childhood Settings (3.00)
EDUC 461 Child Studies Seminar: Early Childhood Settings (3.00)

Notes

A minimum “C+” grade is required for all Field Placement courses for the Child Studies program, i.e. EDUC 460, EDUC 461. Students who obtain a grade below the minimum “C+” are allowed to repeat the course(s) in question only once. Students who achieve a final grade below C+ in the same Field Placement course(s) twice are asked to withdraw from the Major in Child Studies program (see Section 16.2 Curriculum Regulations).

Concentration B. Exceptionality and Diversity in Childhood Settings (15 credits)


15

credits:

EDUC 361 Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood Settings (3.00)
EDUC 362 Inclusive Practices for School‑Aged Populations (3.00)
EDUC 402 Diversity Issues in Childhood (3.00)
EDUC 462 Child Studies Field Experience: Inclusive Practices in Childhood Settings (3.00)
EDUC 463 Child Studies Seminar: Inclusive Practices in Childhood Settings (3.00)

Note: A minimum “C+” grade is required for all Field Placement courses for the Child Studies program, i.e. EDUC 462, EDUC 463. Students who obtain a grade below the minimum “C+” are allowed to repeat the course(s) in question only once. Students who achieve a final grade below C+ in the same Field Placement course(s) twice are asked to withdraw from the Major in Child Studies program (see Section 16.2.6 Repetition of Courses).

Notes

  • A minimum “C+” grade is required for all Field Placement courses for the Child Studies program, i.e. EDUC 462, EDUC 463. Students who obtain a grade below the minimum “C+” are allowed to repeat the course(s) in question only once. Students who achieve a final grade below C+ in the same Field Placement course(s) twice are asked to withdraw from the Major in Child Studies program (see Section 16.2 Curriculum Regulations.

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