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Human Development and Learning

Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Human Development and Learning Major (B.S.Ed.)

Program objective for a B.S.Ed. in Human Development and Learning are: (a) to promote child development and learning; (b) to build family and community relationships; (c) to observe, document, and assess young children and families; (d) to teach and learn, to design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all children.

Successful completion of B.S.Ed. requirements with a major in Human Development and Learning will qualify a person to apply for licensure in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3).

A. University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements.

Mathematics, 3 hours (MATH 1420); Humanities, 9 hours (ENGL 2201 or ENGL 2202; ART 1030, MUS 1030 or THEA 1030; CLAS 2481, PHIL 1101, PHIL 1102, POLS 1101 or POLS 1102) ; History, 6 hours [choose one: HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030, choose one: HIST 1110 or HIST 1120]; Social/Behavioral Sciences, 6 hours (choose either ESCI 1301 or ESCI 1401, must take POLS 1030); Natural Science (choose one course from List 1 and one course fromLlist 2), 8 hours List 1(BIOL 1010/1011, or BIOL 1020/1021); List 2: (PHYS 1010/1001, PHYS 1020/1002, ESCI 1010, ESCI 1020, ESCI 1040, ESCI 1103).

B. Related Liberal Studies (8 hours): EDPR 2111; PETE 3604; ART 3411 or CCFA 3001.

C. The Major (30 hours)

1. Core (24 hours): SPED 2000; SPED 3803; ICL 3333; ENGL 4531; IDT 3600; EDPR 4301;  ICL 4001 and ECED 4510.

2. Select one course from each of the following two areas: Race and Ethnicity: SOCI 3401, SOCI 3422, SOCI 4420, or SOCI 4442; Family/Culture/Gender: ANTH 3511, ANTH 4411; HIST 4863, SOCI 3432 or SOCI 4460.

D. Pre-Residency Semester (15 hours) offered in spring

Early Childhood Education (Grades PreK-3 Licensure) must take ECED 3555*; ECED 4005*; ECED 4500*; ECED 4515*; ECED 4540*.

E. Residency I Semester (14 hours) offered in fall

Early Childhood Education (Grades PreK-3 Licensure) must take RDNG 4240*, ECED 4520*, ECED 4530*, and ICL 4914*.

F. Residency II Semester (12 hours) offered in spring

Early Childhood Education (Grades PreK-3 Licensure) must take ICL 4800* and ICL 4902*.

*Requires admission to TEP.

Typical 4-Year Human Development and Learning: PreK-3 Teacher Licensure Sequence

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
Humanities* 3 SPED 2000 3
MATH 1420 3 POLS 1030 3
EDPR 2111 3 Natural Science* 4
Fine Arts* 3 History Selective 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   16 hrs

Sophomore Year

Natural Science* 4 SPED 3803 3
History Selective 3 Race & Ethnicity Selective 3
ENGL 2201 or 2202 3 CCFA 3001 or ART 3411 3
COMM 2381 3 ENGL 4531 3
ESCI 1301 or ESCI 1401 3 IDT 3600 3
     PETE 3604 2
Semester Totals 16 hrs   17 hrs

TEP Approval - You will be delayed in graduating if you are not admitted to TEP by the end of the sophomore year; you must have a 2.75 GPA at this time.

Junior Year

ICL 4001 3 ECED 3555 3
EDPR 4301 3 ECED 4005 3
ICL 3333 3 ECED 4540 3
Family/Culture/Gender Selective 3 ECED 4515 3
ECED 4510 3 ECED 4500 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Senior Year

ECED 4520 3 ICL 4902 9
ECED 4530 3 ICL 4800 3
RDNG 4240 3    
ICL 4914 5    
Semester Totals 14 hrs   12 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
University of Memphis Libraries (LBRY)

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