CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS CONCENTRATION

The child, family, and consumer sciences and education concentration includes two options: Child and Family Studies and Family and Consumer Sciences Education. The concentration is designed to provide a broad based education in child development and family relationships and Human Environmental Sciences, while allowing flexibility in course work to meet individual career goals. Students in the concentration prepare for career opportunities such as: child care provider, parent educator, child development specialist, family services director, community services worker, early intervention teacher, family and consumer sciences teacher, and 4-H agent. Observations of young children and hands-on experiences at the UT Martin Children¹s Center, with child and family grant programs and student teaching for those in the family and consumer sciences option, in addition to course work, provide the means for the student to gain the knowledge and skills needed in the field. Family and Consumer Sciences Education graduates meet the requirements for secondary licensure (grades 7-12) to teach vocational Family and Consumer Sciences in Tennessee. The certificate is also valid in states which grant reciprocity in licensure to graduates of institutions accredited by NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education) or which participate in reciprocity agreement developed by NASDTEC (National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification). The program is offered in cooperation with the School of Education which governs admission requirements to teacher education and exit requirements for the National Teachers¹ Exam (NTE) and for the recommendation for certification. Students must file an application and be admitted to the teacher education program for eligibility to enroll in professional education courses (refer to page 189 for the criteria for admission). Continuation in the program and recommendations for licensure are dependent upon fulfilling the requirements stipulated on page 190. Those graduates recommended for certification apply for endorsement in Vocational Family and Consumer Sciences, and, if eligible, for additional endorsement in one or more occupational home economics areas. To qualify for added endorsements in occupational home economics, students are required to complete 14-15 semester hours in each subject matter area related to the endorsement.

Degree Requirements

I. Human Environmental Sciences Core Component             17 hours                 

II. General Education Component                                        55 hours

III. Human Environmental Sciences Component        25 /28-29 hours

IV. Professional Development Component                     31-34 hours

  • Child and Family Studies Option
  • Electives in Child and Family Studies 9 hours
  • (Courses selected to meet student¹s own interest in specialization for career)
  • HL 325
  • Special Education 430
  • Teacher Education 485
  • Select Alternative A, or B to complement electives and to develop specialization. Certain combinations of the two alternatives may be approved.

    A. Supervised Field Experience: HES 460, 48_, 49_

    B. Approved Electives 300-400

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education Option
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education 330*, 340*, 404*, 405*
  • HL 325
  • Special Education 300
  • Teacher Education 211, 301, 303*, 401*
  • (*Admission to Teacher Education required for courses marked with an asterisk.)

    Total required for a B.S. degree 131 hours.

    A minimum of 48 hours is required in upper division courses. Freshman Year

    Fall
    *CFDR 100
    *HES 100
    *Int Des 100
    Eng 111
    Math 140
    Psych 110
    Total
    Hours
    3
    2
    3
    3
    3
    3
    17
    Spring
    Nutr 100
    Eng 112
    Bio 110 or Chem 121
    Humanities Elective
    Soc 201
    Total
    Hours
    3
    3
    4
    3
    3
    16

    Sophomore Year

    Fall
    CDFR 211
    Art 221
    Bio 120 or Chem 122
    Econ 201
    Eng 2 - (Literature)
    Total
    Hours
    3
    3
    4
    3
    3
    16
    Spring
    *CDFR 303
    CDFR Elective
    *TCFM 303
    Comm 230
    Comp Sci 201
    Zoo 201
    Total
    Hours
    3
    3
    3
    3
    3
    4
    19

    Junior Year

    Fall
    *CRM 403 or CDFR Elective
    *Fd Sci 200
    *TCFM 300
    HL 325
    Micro 251
    Total
    Hours
    3
    3
    3
    3
    4
    16
    Spring
    *Int Des 210 or CDFR Elective
    *Nutr 332
    *Fd Sci 313
    Health 320
    Tchr Ed 485
    Total
    Hours
    3
    3
    3
    3
    4
    16

    Senior Year

    Fall
    CDFR 411
    CDFR Elective
    *CRM 302
    *HES 400
    Sp Ed 430
    Total
    Hours
    4
    3
    3
    3
    3
    16
    Spring
    (Courses are blocked scheduled)
    *HES 460
    *HES 48_ and 49_
    or
    Approved Upper Division Electives (15)
    Total
    Hours

    3
    6,6



    15

    *Course is offered only during specified semester.


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