2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 24, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Family Studies Major, BS in Health and Human Sciences – Early Development and Learning Pre K-K Track

Program Policies and Progression Requirements

The child and family studies major provides the undergraduate preparation needed for a student who would like to be licensed to teach early development and learning (PreK-K) in the State of Tennessee. This licensure program prepares students to teach children with and without disabilities, birth through age 6. Upon completion of 60 undergraduate hours, including completion of CFS 350 , students will complete the admission process to the early development and learning (PreK-K) licensure program. Students interested in this licensure should work closely with their advisor to ensure that they understand and meet Teacher Education program requirements and that they strictly follow the application process.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Progression Requirements

Students are expected to know the criteria they must meet in order to progress into a practicum (CFS 470 , CFS 472 , CFS 480 , or CFS 490 ) and to regularly monitor their progress in meeting these criteria. Students will not be allowed to progress into the practicum until these criteria are met. If students do not appear able to meet these criteria, they are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to plan an alternative educational program. Specific information on how to apply for the practicum is available from the student’s advisor. Students must work closely with their advisor to ensure that they understand the requirements for progression and that they strictly follow the application process for the practicum experience of their choice.

Service Learning Honors Program

Child and Family Studies majors have the opportunity to participate in the college’s honors program. For eligibility and requirements, see College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Honors Program .

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences – Child and Family Studies Major – Early Development and Learning Pre K-K Track

Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 2.3 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
1Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
2Psychology/Sociology Elective* 3  
1Quantitative Reasoning Elective (MATH course) * 3  
Term 2
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 Natural Sciences Elective*
3CFS 106   3 Quantitative Reasoning Elective*
ENGL 102  3  
1Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
1Quantitative Reasoning Elective (STAT course) * 3  
Term 3
CFS 211 , CFS 220  6 Psychology/Sociology Elective*
4Intermediate Foreign Language * 3  
2Psychology/Sociology Elective* 3  
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 4
3AUSP 320   3 2.75 cumulative GPA
Any HIST Elective 3 CFS 211  
CFS 213   3  
4Intermediate Foreign Language * 3  
Term 5
CFS 320 , 3CFS 350 , CFS 385 , CFS 395   13 Intermediate Foreign Language Elective*
Term 6
5Advanced Social Sciences Elective
(CFS 351  recommended)
3 Intermediate Foreign Language Sequence*
6CFS 405  3 One course from CFS 320 , CFS 385 , CFS 395  
3EDPY 401   3  
3SPED 402 , 3SPED 410   6  
Unrestricted Elective 1  
Term 7
3CFS 353 , 3CFS 423   9 No milestones
3CFS 445   3  
3SPED 471   6  
Term 8
7CFS 472   12 No milestones
3ETEC 486   3  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Chosen from University General Education list . At least one of the natural sciences electives must have a laboratory. CFS 210 *, CFS 220 *, and the courses used to meet the Psychology/Sociology Elective requirement may not be used for the Social Sciences Elective requirement.
2 Select two courses from PSYC 110 *, PSYC 220 , PSYC 301 ; SOCI 110 *, SOCI 120 *.
3 Early Development and Learning Pre K-K Specialty Area courses.
4 Select six hours of the same foreign language at the intermediate level, chosen from the University General Education list .
5 Three hours selected from 300-400 level child and family studies courses or 300-400 level sociology, history, psychology, political science, anthropology, educational psychology, counselor education, or recreation and sports management courses. CFS 351 , Early Childhood Education II is recommended.
6 Meets Communicating through Writing (WC) and Communicating Orally (OC) requirements.
7 Registration for this course requires a cumulative GPA of 2.75, including transfer credits; completion of all course prerequisites enforced by the registration system; a minimum grade of C in all CFS courses and all teacher education courses; completed application; and student conduct and criminal background clearance.