Elementary Education & Human Development and Family Science

Sample Program Guide

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: A Sample Program Guide provides an unofficial guide of program requirements and should be used by prospective students who are considering attending NDSU in the future. It is NOT an official curriculum and should NOT be used by current NDSU students for official degree planning purposes. Note that the official curriculum used by current NDSU students can vary from the Sample Program Guide due to a variety of factors such as, but not limited to, start year, education goals, transfer credit, and course availability.

To ensure proper program completion, enrolled students should utilize Degree Map and Schedule Planner in Campus Connection and consult regularly with their academic advisor to ensure requirements are being met.

PSYC 1113ENGL 1203 
HDFS 2303MATH 1043 
ENGL 1103GEOL 105 or 106**3 
COMM 1103HDFS 2503 
Science & Tech Gen Ed (BIOL)**3HDFS 2423 
Science lab co-requisite1  
 16 15
HDFS 2753HDFS 3303EDUC 210: Creative Activities2
Science: see curr guide (CHEM/PHYS/STEM ED 160)3HDFS 3533 
CSCI 114 or TL 1163HDFS elective3 
HIST 103 or 1043EDUC 240 Exceptional Students3 
Humanities & Fine Arts Gen Ed3EDUC 250: Introduction to Education3 
 EDUC 277: Math for Elem 13 
 15 18 2
HDFS 300-400 level elective3HDFS 3901 
HDFS 300-400 level elective3EDUC 320: Social Studies Methods3 
EDUC 300 Educ. Technology2EDUC 321: Foundation of Reading3 
EDUC 283: Understanding Cult. Diversity3EDUC 322: Language Arts Methods3 
EDUC 352: Culturally Diverse Practicum1EDUC 330: Children's Literature3 
EDUC 278: Math for Elem 23EDUC 400 Educational Psychology2 
GEOG 1113EDUC 450: Assessment & Education Issues2 
 18 17
ENGL 320, 325, 358, or 4593HDFS 496*1 
EDUC 315: Math Methods3EDUC 490: Student Teaching10 
EDUC 323: Reading Methods3  
EDUC 350: Elementary Education Practicum2  
EDUC 355: Science Methods3  
EDUC 491 Capstone Portfolio1  
 15 11
Total Credits: 127

Students should NOT enroll themselves in HDFS 496 via Campus Connection.  The NDSU Registration and Records office automatically enrolls students in the course during the student's teaching semester.


BIOL 124 and GEOL 106 are two options for Global Perspectives, required for General Education