|General Education 1
|Choose 9 credits:
|Leadership and Management
|Basic Newswriting and Reporting
|Writing for Electronic Media
|Writing, Editing, and Publishing in Multiple Media
|Training and Supervision
|Speech Communication for Professionals
|Communication & Leadership in Small Groups
|Students must complete an approved capstone, internship, or co-op course in consultation with their advisor. The capstone may originate from nearly any academic area as long as it provides an opportunity to demonstrate integrated knowledge across the student’s focus area.
|Focus Area or Minor
|BSPS students must declare an accompanying university minor or individualized focus area totaling 24 credits. 2,3,4
The general education world languages requirement may be waived for online degree students (exclusions may apply).
At least 12 credits of the minor or focus area must be upper division.
Coursework in the minor or focus area may not fulfill a BSPS core requirement. Courses that fulfill both a general education and a minor or focus area requirement are permissible.
If a minor is less than 24 credits, the student must take additional coursework in consultation with their academic advisor to reach 24 credits. Courses for an individualized focus area are determined in consultation with the academic advisor.
Early Childhood Education Administration Focus Area
|ECE Administrator Credential
|Administration/Supervision in Early Childhood Programs: Roles and Responsibilities
|Operations Management in Early Childhood Programs
|Early Childhood Programs and the External Environment
|Financial Management and Planning in Early Childhood Programs
|Best Practices for Children and Families in Early Childhood Programs
|ECE Leadership Credential
|Personal Disposition of a Leader
|Leading in Your Program
|Leading in the Community and the Field
ECED 4530 Administrative Seminar from the Administrator Credential may be used to fulfill the capstone requirement in the B.S. Professional Studies core.
ECED 4560 Leading for Change from the Leadership Credential may be used to fulfill three credits of the "Communication and Leadership" competency in the B.S. Professional Studies core.
Management Focus Area
|Select 24 credits:
|Introduction to Marketing
|Human Resource Management
|Small Business Management
|Production Planning and Control
Individualized Focus Area
An individualized Focus area must be at least 24 credits, 12 credits of which must be upper division. The focus area will be developed in consultation with the academic advisor.