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Early Childhood Education Option

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Early Childhood Education Option (120 Credits)

Students can be admitted as a Human Development major after completing 24 credits and earning a GPA of at least 2.0. A cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better in all H D courses that apply to the option, including substitutions is required to (a) maintain admission in the major; and (b) complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development. Of the 48-49 credits required for the major and Early Childhood Education option, a minimum of 21 must be taken at WSU.
First Year
First TermCredits
H D 101 [SSCI]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
UCORE Inquiry16
Written Communication [WRTG]3
Second TermCredits
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
H D 2002
UCORE Inquiry14
Second Year
First TermCredits
H D 2043
H D 2203
H D 3063
UCORE Inquiry13
Second TermCredits
H D 300 or 3023
H D 3413
H D 350 [DIVR]3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
H D 2351
H D 300, 302, or 4033
H D 310 [M]3
H D 4823
Second TermCredits
H D 300, 302, or 4033
H D 3424
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
H D 44533
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
Second TermCredits
H D 4103
H D 44646

1Must complete 4 of these 5 UCORE designations: ARTS, BSCI, EQJS, HUM, PSCI. One lab science (BSCI or PSCI) must be completed.
2Electives must include sufficient 300-400-level coursework to meet the University requirement of 40 credits of upper-division coursework.
3H D 445 must be taken before H D 446 but no more than two semesters before H D 446.
4All H D majors complete a practicum/internship experience. H D 446 is reserved for students completing the option in Early Childhood Education and requires a half-day each day, 5 days a week for a semester.

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