Human Development and Family Science: Early Childhood Education, BSHS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 124

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
ENGL 1213Composition II3
or ENGL 1413 Critical Analysis and Writing II
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1483Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A)3
or MATH 1513 College Algebra (A)
Humanities (H)
ENGL 2413Introduction to Literature (DH)3
Course designated (H)3
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
Course designated (N)4
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
GEOG 1113Introduction to Cultural Geography (IS)3
or GEOG 1713 World Regional Geography (IS)
Additional General Education
Select one of the following:3
Elementary Statistics (A)
Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
HDFS 2113Lifespan Human Development (S)3
or HDFS 2114 Lifespan Human Development: Honors
HDFS 2123Developmental Disabilities: Issues Across the Lifespan (D)3
Hours Subtotal41
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
At least one Diversity (D) course
At least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Human Sciences
HS 1112Human Sciences First-Year Seminar2
or HS 3112 Human Sciences First-Year Seminar for Transfer Students
Human Development and Family Science
HDFS 1112Introduction to Human Development and Family Science2
Hours Subtotal4
Major Requirements
Early Childhood Education
HDFS 2211Early Childhood Field Experience I1
HDFS 2223Foundations in Early Childhood Education3
HDFS 2233Development of Creative Expression, Play and Motor Skills in Early Childhood3
HDFS 2243Infant-Toddler Programming3
HDFS 3024Literacy Assessment and Instruction in Early Childhood Education4
HDFS 3103Social Development and Social Studies in Early Childhood3
HDFS 3202Early Childhood Field Experience II2
HDFS 3213Literacy Development in Early Childhood Education3
HDFS 3223Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood3
HDFS 3233Guidance and Classroom Management in Programs for Young Children3
HDFS 4313Early Childhood Field Experience III3
HDFS 4323Family, School, and Community3
HDFS 4333Early Childhood Capstone3
HDFS 4339Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education9
HDFS 4363Integrated Curriculum in Early Childhood Education3
Subject Area Requirements
Additional Subject Area Requirements in General Education Requirements Section
Analytical & Quantitative Thought:
MATH 3403Geometric Structures for Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers3
MATH 3603Mathematical Structures for Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers3
English Composition & Oral Communication:
ENGL 3323Technical Writing3
Social & Cultural Dimension:
5 hours from one language: ASL, CHIN, FREN, GRMN, JAPN, RUSS, SPAN5
Natural Sciences:
NSCI 2114Principles of Human Nutrition (N)4
Professional Core
HDFS 3413Infant and Child Development3
HDFS 3513Research Methods in Human Development and Family Science3
EDTC 3123Applications of Educational Technologies3
SPED 3202Educating Exceptional Learners (D)2
Hours Subtotal78
Electives
Electives can be met with any additional courses providing student meets required prerequisites.1
Hours Subtotal1
Total Hours124

Other Requirements

  • 45 hours must be upper-division.
  • For licensure/standard certification, the student must demonstrate conversational skills in a foreign language at a novice high level, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. For licensure/standard certification, the student must successfully complete the OGET, OSAT, and OPTE exams and a minimum of three portfolio submissions.
  • Required for graduation:
    1. 2.50 overall GPA and
    2. 2.50 GPA in Major Requirements, College/Departmental Requirements and Professional Core.
  • Required for recommendation for Licensure/Standard Certification:
    1. 2.50 overall (Graduation/Retention) GPA,
    2. 2.50 GPA in Major Requirements, Professional Core and College/Departmental Requirements with no grades below “C” or “P”.
  • Transfer Admission Requirements: 2.00 for less than 31 hours; 2.25 for 31-45 hours; 2.50 for more than 45 hours.
  • The following courses must be completed at Oklahoma State University:
    HDFS 2123Developmental Disabilities: Issues Across the Lifespan (D)3
    HDFS 2211Early Childhood Field Experience I1
    HDFS 2223Foundations in Early Childhood Education3
    HDFS 2233Development of Creative Expression, Play and Motor Skills in Early Childhood3
    HDFS 2243Infant-Toddler Programming3
    HDFS 3024Literacy Assessment and Instruction in Early Childhood Education4
    HDFS 3103Social Development and Social Studies in Early Childhood3
    HDFS 3202Early Childhood Field Experience II2
    HDFS 3213Literacy Development in Early Childhood Education3
    HDFS 3223Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood3
    HDFS 3233Guidance and Classroom Management in Programs for Young Children3
    HDFS 4313Early Childhood Field Experience III3
    HDFS 4323Family, School, and Community3
    HDFS 4333Early Childhood Capstone3
    HDFS 4339Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education9
    HDFS 4363Integrated Curriculum in Early Childhood Education3

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2023.