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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child Development and Family Relations


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: CHF 200 and CHF 201 must have a minimum grade of C.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: None.

Contact Information: Mary Mahoney-O’Neil, Assistant Dean, 144 Shibles Hall 581-2484 or 581-2435


OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Early Childhood Education Concentration

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: CHF 200, 201 and 203 must have a minimum grade of C. EDB 202 and 221 must have a minimum grade of C-.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be eligible to apply for teacher candidacy and to student teach.

Contact Information: Mary Mahoney-O’Neil, Assistant Dean, 144 Shibles Hall 581-2484 or 581-2435


Requirements for Child Development and Family Relations Major:
CHF 200 and CHF 201 are required and each course must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.  Students in the Early Childhood Education option must also pass CHF 203 with a grade of “C” or better.  Students earning less than a “C” in any of these courses must re-take that course before taking upper level courses for which these are prerequisites.

Students are not restricted in their choice of electives to complete the 120 credits needed for graduation, but rather should consult with their advisor to select courses which best suit their professional goals.

Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education Program was granted state approval in 2004 for a certification program that will allow students to teach grades K-3. This program will prepare individuals to work with childcare and families from birth to age 8.

In their second year of study students apply for teacher candidacy by submitting a portfolio that includes a transcript of their academic work to date which reflects a grade point average of at least 2.5, an analysis of one school field experience with children or adolescents, documentation of technological competence, an essay reflecting upon an educational topic and documentation of passing the state required PRAXIS I examination.  Students must also pass PRAXIS II to be recommended for state certification. 

Transfer Policy
Students at the University of Maine wishing to transfer to this major should have a GPA of 2.5 and submit an application consisting of a current complete transcript of their college work, a resume, and an essay identifying their professional goals.  A faculty committee will review applications. Application packets should be submitted to 118 Merrill Hall.  All other students need to apply through the Admissions Office.

Requirements for Child Development and Family Relations Major


To complete the Child Development and Family Relations degree requirements, all students must complete the following:

Suggested Curriculum for B.S. in Child Development and Family Relations


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


  • CHF Elective. Credits: 3
  • General Education Requirements. Credits: 13

Second Year - Second Semester


  • CHF Elective. Credits: 3
  • General Education Requirements. Credits: 12

Third Year - First Semester


  • CHF Elective. Credits: 6
  • General Education Requirements. Credits: 9

Third Year - Second Semester


  • CHF Elective. Credits: 6
  • General Education Requirements. Credits: 3
  • Electives. Credits: 6

Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


  • CHF Elective. Credits: 3-6
  • General Education Requirements. Credits: 3
  • Electives. Credits: 9

Suggested curriculum for a B.S. in Child Development and Family Relations


(Early Childhood Education)

First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


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