The Child and Family Studies degree represents an integration of theory, research, and practice from multiple disciplines and offers a well-rounded education for students wanting to work with children and families in various settings. Graduates may begin careers as early childhood educators, family/parent educators, home visiting service providers, social services caseworkers, early intervention/special education assistants, and service providers for community agencies serving children, youth, and families. Students will participate in a variety of hands-on experiences catered toward individual career goals and the practicum courses allow students to work with their populations of interest. This degree provides a foundation of course work for students who intend to pursue continued education in the areas of counseling, social work, public administration, juvenile justice, conflict resolution, or other related disciplines.
Child and Family Studies Degree
|Course Number||Course Title||CL||LAB||CR|
|ECE 101C||Growth and Development of the Young Child||3||0||3|
|HSV 111C||Introduction to Human Services||3||0||3|
|MHTH 187C||The Helping Relationship||4||0||4|
|ENGL 101||English Composition||4||0||4|
|MATH 120C||Quantitative Reasoning||4||0||4|
|PSYC 105C||Introduction to Psychology||3||0||3|
|HSV 242C||Ethics & The Professional Helper||3||0||3|
|ECE 167C||Positive Behavior Guidance and Supporting Young Children with Challenging Behaviors||3||0||3|
|PSYC 167C||Group Counseling||3||0||3|
|ECE 195C||Child and Family Practicum I||2||8||4|
|ENGL 120MC||Mindful Communication||3||0||3|
|*||XXxxxC||Social Science Elective||3||0||3|
|ECE 242C||Child, Family, and Community||3||0||3|
|ECE 298C||Child and Family Practicum II or|
|ECE 283C||Early Intervention Practicum||2||8||4|
|***||XX xxxC||Lab Science Elective||4||0||4|
|^||XX xxxC||Humanities, Fine Arts, Foreign Language Elective||3||0||3|
* Choose from SOCI 240C or PSYC 220C
** Choose from CRMJ 230, SOC 250, ADCL 120 or additional ECE course approved by Dept. Chair
*** Choose from BIOL 120 or BIOL 159 or BIOL 125
^ Choose from PHIL 242 OR ASL 104
CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
The Child and Family Studies Department at NHTI, Concord’s Community College is a hands-on, project-centered, competency and evidence-based program that facilitates the growth of future teachers and leaders who are preparing to work with children, families, and communities.
Graduates will be able to:
- Describe the development, roles, and interaction patterns of children, youth, and families within their social systems.
- Describe the contributions of multiple theories or practices to the field of child and family development, both within and across disciplines.
- Demonstrate the ability to synthesize multiple information sources and points of view into a discussion of major child and family development issues.
- Present a project or paper linking knowledge from work, community, or research activities with knowledge acquired in the study of child and family development.
- Identify dimensions of diversity in children, youth, and families and recognize oppressive forces that hinder their positive development.
- Demonstrate professional standards of ethical conduct.