Birth through Kindergarten B.S.H.E.S.
Eight-Semester Degree Program 

Students wishing to follow the degree plan should go to the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
UNIV 1001 University Perspectives1    
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3    
HDFS 1423 Observation and Foundations for Teaching Young Children3    
Fine Arts State Minimum Core Elective (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)13    
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)3    
General Electives2    
HDFS 2413 Family Relations (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3, 4.1, and 4.2)  3  
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3  
Science State Minimum Core Elective (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)  3  
Year Total: 15 16  
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
HDFS 2403 Infant and Toddler Development
& HDFS 2401L Infant and Toddler Development Laboratory
4    
HDFS 2463 Introduction to Leadership and Administration in the Helping Professions3    
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core Elective 3    
Humanities State Minimum Core Elective (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)23    
NUTR 1213 Fundamentals of Nutrition3    
HDFS 2433 Child Development  3  
HDFS 3453 Parenting and Family Dynamics  3  
Science State Minimum Core Elective (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4  
CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities  3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3:
SOCI 2013 General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013)
or HDFS 2603 Rural Families and Communities
  3  
Year Total: 16 16  
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
HDFS 2473 Child Guidance
& HDFS 2471L Child Guidance Laboratory
4    
HDFS 4763 Research in HDFS: Methodological Approaches3    
CIED 3103 Children and Adolescent Literature3    
HDFS 3333 Language and Literacy Pedagogy for Birth through Kindergarten Educators3    
HDFS 4332 Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years
& HDFS 4332L Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years Laboratory
  4  
General Elective  3  
CIED 3113 Emergent Literacy  3  
HDFS 4773 Research in HDFS: Statistical Approaches
or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
  3  
CIED 499V Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction Education    3
Year Total: 13 13 3
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
HDFS 4342 Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten
& HDFS 4342L Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten
4    
SCWK 3633 Child Welfare: 21st Century Perspectives3    
HIST 3383 Arkansas and the Southwest3    
General Elective3    
SPED 4493 Introduction to Students with High Incidence Disabilities3    
HDFS 4313 Building Family and Community Relationships  3  
HDFS 4373 Field Experience in Birth through Kindergarten Programs (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3  
HDFS 4383 Field Experience in Birth through Kindergarten Program II  3  
SPED 4413 ABA and Classroom Management for Teachers  3  
Year Total: 16 12  
 
Total Units in Sequence:   120