University Catalog

Child and Family Studies

Chairperson:  Glen Palm
Address: B109 Education Building
Phone: 320.308.2132
Email: cfs@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/cfs

MS in Child and Family Studies - Early Childhood Special Education (32-36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • The GRE is not required.
  • Complete Graduate Studies application process with three references and an essay.

Notes

  • Admission decisions are made throughout the year as completed application files are received. A student may start the program fall, spring and summer terms.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 32
Core: 18 credits: CFS 505, CFS 506, CFS 513, CFS 515, CFS 521, CFS 522, CFS 560, CFS 605, CFS 608, CFS 611, CFS 623, CFS 625, CFS 626, CFS 627, CFS 631, CFS 632, CFS 633, CFS 635, CFS 636, CFS 643, CFS 645, CFS 653, CFS 661. NOTE: A minimum of half of a graduate program’s credits must be at the 600-level.
Electives: Special Needs Specialization Block Courses (8 credits): SPED 503, SPED 505, SPED 647, ED 620, CFS 680, CFS 681. Additional courses may be needed for teaching licensure; contact your advisor.
Research: 6-9 credits: ED 615, CFS 621, CEEP 678, CFS 699

PLAN B


Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 36
Core: (21 Credits) Select from: CFS 505, CFS 506, CFS 513, CFS 515, CFS 521, CFS 522, CFS 560, CFS 605, CFS 608, CFS 611, CFS 623, CFS 625, CFS 626, CFS 627, CFS 631, CFS 632, CFS 633, CFS 635, CFS 636, CFS 643, CFS 645. NOTE: A minimum of half of a graduate program’s credits must be at the 600-level.
Electives: (12 credits) Special Needs Specialization Block Courses, select from: SPED 503, SPED 505, SPED 647, ED 620, CFS 680, CFS 681. Additional courses may be needed for teaching licensure, contact your advisor.
Research: 3-9 Credits: ED 615, CFS 621, CEEP 678



MS in Child and Family Studies - Family Studies (32-36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • The GRE is not required.
  • Complete Graduate Studies application process with three references and an essay.

Notes

  • Admission decisions are made throughout the year as completed application files are received. A student may start the program fall, spring and summer terms. NOTE: Students must also meet other state requirements for teacher licensure, as needed, based on their undergraduate coursework.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 32
Core: 18 credits: CFS 505, CFS 515, CFS 521, CFS 522, CFS 605, CFS 625, CFS 631, CFS 635, CFS 645, CFS 665, CFS 666, CFS 675. NOTE: A minimum of half of a graduate program’s credits must be at the 600-level.
Electives: Family Studies Specialization Block (8 credits): CFS 626, CFS 627, CFS 632, CFS 636, CFS 646, CFS 654, CFS 655. Additional courses may be used for this block with permission of the advisor. Additional courses may be needed for teaching licensure, contact your advisor.
Research: 6-9 credits: ED 615, CEEP 678, CFS 621, CFS 699

PLAN B


Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 36
Core: (21 Credits) Select from: CFS 505, CFS 515, CFS 521, CFS 522, CFS 605, CFS 625, CFS 631, CFS 635, CFS 645, CFS 665, CFS 666, CFS 675. NOTE: A minimum of half of a graduate program’s credits must be at the 600-level.
Electives: Family Studies Specialization Block (12 credits), select from: CFS 626, CFS 627, CFS 632, CFS 636, CFS 646, CFS 654, CFS 655. Additional courses may be used for this block with permission of the advisor. Additional courses may be needed for teaching licensure, contact your advisor.
Research: 3-9 Credits: ED 615, CEEP 678, CFS 621



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