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Early Childhood & Family Studies Minor

Hoping to give yourself an extra competitive edge? By adding a minor in Early Childhood & Family Studies, you can gain even more valuable knowledge—especially if you’re pursuing a career in psychology, religion or business, among others.

Check this out: According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment projections for Preschool and Childcare Center Directors will increase by 11% between 2016-2026, with the median pay in 2016 at $45,790 per year (that’s about $22.01 per hour). Although this is just one application, adding this minor to your course load could pay off after graduation


Required Courses for Minor (9 hours):

  • ECFS 2743 — The Study of Young Children
  • EDUC 2663 — Effective Methods in Early Childhood Education
  • ECFS 3843 — Parent Education

Select a total of four courses (12 hours) from the following:

  • ECFS 3743 — Curriculum and Instruction in ECE
  • EDUC 3363 — Behavior of the Preschool Child
  • PSYC 3103 — Child Development
  • PSYC 3753— Practical Counseling Skills
  • EDUC 3423 — Instructional Technology
  • SOSC 3073 — Management Issues in the Helping Profession
  • EDUC 3203 — Intro to the Exceptional Child
  • ECFS 4343 — Organization and Administration of ECE Programs