Jun 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Family Studies Major, BS in Health and Human Sciences – Early Development and Learning Pre K-K Track

On August 31, 2026, this endorsement area will be retired by the Tennessee State Department of Education. Thus, as of this date, this program in this catalog will no longer prepare students for licensure. The endorsement area will shift to prepare teachers for the Tennessee Department of Education Early Childhood Education Birth to Kindergarten Integrated licensure. Please refer to the 2023 catalog for the Child and Family Studies Early Childhood Education Integrated Birth to Kindergarten program of study that prepares students to earn the requirements for this endorsement area.

Program Policies and Progression Requirements

The child and family studies major provides the undergraduate preparation needed for a student who would like to be licensed to teach early development and learning (PreK-K) in the State of Tennessee. This licensure program prepares students to teach children with and without disabilities, birth through age 6. Upon completion of 60 undergraduate hours, including completion of CFS 350 , students will complete the admission process to the early development and learning (PreK-K) licensure program. Students interested in this licensure should work closely with their advisor to ensure that they understand and meet Teacher Education program requirements and that they strictly follow the application process.

Progression Requirements

Students are expected to know the criteria they must meet in order to progress into a practicum (CFS 470 , CFS 472 , CFS 480 , or CFS 490 ) and to regularly monitor their progress in meeting these criteria. Students will not be allowed to progress into the practicum until these criteria are met. If students do not appear able to meet these criteria, they are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to plan an alternative educational program. Specific information on how to apply for the practicum is available from the student’s advisor. Students must work closely with their advisor to ensure that they understand the requirements for progression and that they strictly follow the application process for the practicum experience of their choice.

Service Learning Honors Program

Child and Family Studies majors have the opportunity to participate in the college’s honors program. For eligibility and requirements, see College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Honors Program .

uTrack Requirements

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences – Child and Family Studies Major – Early Development and Learning Pre K-K Track

Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1Arts and Humanities  Elective* 3 2.3 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
1Natural Sciences  Elective with lab* 4  
1Any Expanded Perspectives  Elective* 3  
1Quantitative Reasoning  Elective* (MATH course) 3  
Term 2
CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * 3 1Quantitative Reasoning  Elective*
2CFS 106   3  
ENGL 102  3  
1Natural Sciences  Elective* 3-4  
1Quantitative Reasoning  Elective* (STAT course) 3  
Term 3
CFS 211   3 No milestones
CFS 220 * 3  
3Intermediate Foreign Language* or CFS 330 * 3  
1Any Expanded Perspectives  Elective* 3  
1Any Global Citizenship – US  Elective* 3  
Term 4
2AUSP 320   3 2.75 cumulative GPA
1Any Engaged Inquiries  Elective* 3 CFS 211  
CFS 213   3  
Unrestricted Elective 3  
2CFS 350   4  
Term 5
CFS 320 * 3 No milestones
2CFS 351 * 4  
2CFS 353   3  
CFS 385   3  
CFS 395   3  
Term 6
2ETEC 386   3 No milestones
4CFS 405  3  
2EDPY 301    3  
2SPED 303   3  
3CFS 485   3  
Term 7
2CFS 423   6 No milestones
2CFS 445   3  
2CFS 485   6  
Term 8
2,5CFS 472   12 No milestones
TOTAL 120  
1 Chosen from Volunteer Core  list. At least one of the natural sciences electives must have a laboratory.
2 Early Development and Learning PreK-K Specialty Area courses.
3 Intermediate foreign language may be used to meet this Global Citizenship – International  Elective* requirement.
4 Meets Written Communication * and Applied Oral Communication * requirements.
5 Registration for this course requires a cumulative GPA of 2.75, including transfer credits; completion of all course prerequisites enforced by the registration system; a minimum grade of C in all CFS courses and all teacher education courses; completed application; and student conduct and criminal background clearance.

* Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .