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Elementary Education Track

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT MAJOR: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION CONCENTRATION (HDV5). Students in the Elementary Education Concentration will complete 42 credit hours:

PART I. TAKE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  1. PSY 1001 – Introductory Psychology.
    • Both semesters of General or Introductory Psychology must be taken in transfer for equivalence. Only 3 hours of Introductory Psychology count toward the major.
  2. SOC 1010 – Introduction to Sociology.
  3. PSY 1800 – Developmental Educational Psychology.
  4. NUT 2040 – Introduction to Nutrition OR HES 3070 – Parental Health Care Issues.
  5. PSY 3250 – Child Psychology.
  6. PSY 3340 – Cognitive Development and Learning.
  7. PSY 3350 – Psychology of Social Development.
  8. SOC 3400 – Child and Adolescent Socialization OR ECE 3860 – Cultural Socialization of Children
  9. SOC 3410 – The Family in Transition
  10. PSY 2330 – Statistics and Research Methods for the Social and Behavioral Science.
    • PSY 2330, PSY 3280, & PSY 4960 must be taken in sequence, one at a time (three semesters total).
  11. PSY 3280 – Developmental Research Methods.
    • PSY 2330, PSY 3280, & PSY 4960 must be taken in sequence, one at a time (three semesters total).
  12. PSY 4960 – Senior Thesis in Human Development.
    • PSY 4960 meets university senior experience requirement.
    • PSY 2330, PSY 3280, & PSY 4960 must be taken in sequence, one at a time (three semesters total).

PART II. ADDITIONAL COURSES - PICK TWO IN CONSULTATION WITH AN ADVISOR:

  1. PSY 3260 - Psychology of Adolescence
  2. PSY 3400 - Psychology of Exceptional Children
  3. SLHS 2890 – Language Acquisition
  4. EDU 4310 – Parents as Partners in Education
  5. HPS 4500 – Motor Learning and Development
  6. PSY 2210 – Psychology of Human Development

BIG PICTURE:(WHAT YOU NEED TO GRADUATE!):

  1. If you ARE Licensure – a License in education is needed if you want to teach in public school in Denver!
    • 42 credits in the Human Development Major
    • 33 credits in General Studies
    • 49 credits in Licensure Sequence (includes minor)
    • 0 credits of Electives
    • 124 Total Credits
  2. If you ARE NOT Licensure
    • 42 credits in the Human Development Major
    • 33 credits in General Studies
    • 24 credits in Elementary Education Minor
    • 21 credits of Electives
    • 120 Total Credits

Additional requirements: Minimum of 15 hours taken at Metropolitan State University of Denver and last 12 hours must be in residence at Metropolitan State University of Denver


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