SCHOOL OF HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Karla Hughes, Dean, 142-A Rivers Building
ADMISSION TO GRADUATE PROGRAM
Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School.† Completion of an undergraduate degree in human environmental sciences or in an approved major from an accredited institution is required for admission to MS programs offered by the School of Human Environmental Sciences.† An admissions committee of faculty in the student's intended program will evaluate educational and professional experience for all applicants.† Applicants may be required to take additional courses as part of the MS degree in order to make up deficiencies.
HESC: Human Environmental Sciences
5005, 5006, 5007. Special Problems in Human Environmental Sciences (1,2,3) May be repeated for credit with different titles. 5007 same as HEED 5007. P: Consent of instructor. Variable content and special topics in areas of human environmental sciences.
6100, 6101. Special Topics in Human Environmental Sciences (2,1) May be repeated for credit with change of topic. P: Consent of instructor. Variable content and current topics in human environmental sciences.
6488. Research in Human Environmental Sciences (3) Research methods and development of research proposal.
6500, 6501, 6502. Independent Study (3,3,3) Same as HEED 6500, 6501, 6502 P: Consent of instructor. Advanced study of selected subject in small group or independently.
6900. Review of Current Literature (2) Same as HEED 6900 P: Consent of instructor. Intensive review of current literature in selected topic or discipline. Enrollment during semester that written and oral comprehensive exams for nonthesis program are completed.
6950. Seminar in Human Environmental Sciences (1) P: Enrollment in last 2 semesters of program. Review, evaluation, and presentation of current research.
7000. Thesis (3) May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.
DEPARTMENT OF APPAREL MERCHANDISING AND INTERIOR DESIGN
Katherine Warsco, Chairperson, 152A Rivers Building
AMID: Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design: AMID
AMID Banked Courses
5325 Costume and Textile Conservation (3)
5337 Tailoring (3)
5338 Problems in Apparel, Merchandising, and Interior Design (3)
5387 Interior Lighting Design (3)
5389. Contemporary Interpretation of Period Interiors (3)
6301. Issues and Strategies in Apparel/Textile Merchandising (3)
6302. International Production and Trade of Apparel and Textiles (3)
6303. Apparel/Textile Quality Analysis Research (3)
6420. Seminar in Apparel and Textiles (3)
6481 Seminar in Interior Design (3)
6482. Seminar in Interior Furnishings (3)
6486 Advanced Interior Design (3)
6978, 6979. Internship: Interior Design (3,3)
6982, 6983. Internship in Apparel and Textiles (3,3)
DEPARTMENT OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY RELATIONS
Cynthia Johnson, Chairperson, 150-A Rivers Building
Masterís degree study is available in two areas through the department Ė child development and family relations and marriage and family therapy. Course work and training prepare students for competent and dedicated professional practice, research that adds to the understanding of the needs of individuals and families, and service that enables practicing professionals to enhance their contributions to the well being of society. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School. Completion of an undergraduate degree in child development, family studies, the behavioral or social sciences or closely related area from an accredited institution is required for admission. For more information, visit our web page at www.ecu.edu/hes/CDFRhome.htm.
MS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY RELATIONS
The Master of Science degree in Child Development and Family Relations (CDFR) is designed for students whose career goals are in child and family services. With advanced study in child development and family relations, students are able to fill a variety of professional roles in the administration of programs serving children, families, and older adults; in teaching young children; and in specialized clinical roles in child life, early intervention, developmental evaluation, and other mental health and human services programs.† Each studentís program of study is tailored to fit his or her needs and interests, and students are encouraged to select an area of specialization that will prepare them for in-depth study in a related discipline such as special education, early intervention, child life, gerontology, or adult education. Opportunities for national and international internships are available for CDFR students to expand their study and experience. Students may apply for the National Council on Family Relationís certification in family life education and other certifications.
The MS degree in CDFR requires 36 semester hours. Students may choose one of two options: a thesis option, which includes the building of research skills and the completion of independent research or an internship option, which includes a practicum in the area of the studentís concentration and passing the comprehensive examination. Program requirements include the following:
Internship (CDFR 6980) or thesis (HESC 7000).
MS IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY
The marriage and family therapy program at East Carolina University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.† Enrollment in the marriage and family therapy program is limited and admission is competitive.† Acceptance into the program is contingent on prior admission to the Graduate School, application to the marriage and family therapy program, a personal interview with the clinical faculty, and a favorable recommendation from the departmental faculty. Decisions regarding acceptance into the program are based on the following criteria: undergraduate and graduate GPA, standardized test scores (MAT or GRE), work or practicum experiences, a statement of professional objectives, and performance during the personal interview.† Upon acceptance into the program, students typically begin course work in the fall semester.
A minimum of 51 s.h. is required in the following areas of study:
The Department of Child Development and Family Relations administers a marriage and family therapy clinic, which serves as a clinical training and research site for the program.
Additional information about the program and application information can be obtained from the director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Department of Child Development and Family Relations, School of Human Environmental Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC† 27858-4353.
EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The certificate program is an interdisciplinary program that offers advanced study and practice in early childhood education. The program requires 15 s.h. as follows:
Students with deficiencies or students interested in early intervention may take CDFR 5309, 5992, 5993; ELEM 6410; or SPED 5101 in lieu of one of the prescribed courses.
Acceptance into the program is contingent upon having an earned baccalaureate degree in child development, birth through kindergarten teacher education, special education, elementary education, or a closely related area.† Other students who meet the criteria for admission into the child development and family relations graduate program are eligible for admission into the program. Each applicant must write a statement of professional objectives.
CDFR: Child Development and Family Relations
5007. Public Policy and Legal Issues Affecting Families (3) P: CDFR major. Current public policy and legal issues facing professionals who work with children and families.
5300. Families, Sexuality, and Gender Roles (3) P: CDFR 1103 or consent of instructor. Biological, cognitive, social, emotional, and cultural influences on human sexuality and gender roles within the context of relationships and families.
5309. Infancy Intervention (3) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: CDFR major; CDFR 2000; or consent of instructor. Infant and toddler screening techniques for disabilities. Sequential selection and effective use of play materials. Community resources available for working with parents.
5403. Parent Education (3) P: Senior standing; CDFR 1103; 2000 or 2001; 3002, 4306. Strategies, skills, and resources that can assist parents and professionals who work directly with them.
5408. Administration of Programs for Young Children (3) Planning, organizing, and administering programs for young children.
5411. Counseling Elders and Their Families (3) P: GERO 2400 or consent of instructor. Interventions for age-related problem behaviors in social and family systems of elderly.
5412. Family Crises and Resources (3) Individual and family reactions to crises and special problems encountered in family living. Reviews individual and community resources pertinent to such problems.
5420. Family Intervention Models (3) P: CDFR major or admission to CDFR graduate program or consent of instructor. Selected family intervention and skill development models with opportunity for indepth study of individual theoretical approach.
5901, 5902, 5903. Readings in Aging Studies (1,2,or3) Same as GERO 5901, 5902, 5903; SOCW 5901, 5902, 5903 May count maximum of 3 s.h. toward the baccalaureate minor in gerontology or graduate certificate in gerontology. P: Consent of instructor and chair of instructor's home unit. Selected from monographs or journals. Focus on specialized areas in which student has taken one or more courses in either baccalaureate gerontology minor or graduate gerontology certificate.
5992, 5993. Advanced Preschool Internship (3,0) 1 conference and 8 lab hours per week. P for undergraduate students: Consent of instructor; P for graduate students: CDFR 4306, 4322; or consent of instructor. Advanced internship experiences with preschool children and their parents.
6320. Family Treatment in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation (3) Same as REHB 6320 P: Major; REHB 5793 or consent of instructor. Rehabilitation and treatment strategies. Family intervention strategies, family counseling, and treatment of adult children of addicted parents. Emphasis on relationships of family, substance abuse, and major physical and mental disabilities.
6380. Interdisciplinary Practice: Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Their Families (3) Same as NURS 6380; PSYC 6380; SOCW 6380 System of care model for use across disciplines in mental health services for children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Prepares professionals to participate in participate in holistic, interdisciplinary team practice in a variety of settings.
6400. Research in Child Development and Family Relations (3) Critical analysis of current research relating to children and families throughout life cycle.
6401. Family Theories and Issues (3) Emphasis on major theoretical frameworks used to explain and predict events related to families and family members. Application of these theories to current issues impacting families.
6402. Theories of Child Development (3) Major theories and supportive research which contribute to† understanding of child behavior and development.
6404. Human Development and Family Relations (3) Indepth review of empirical literature of current trends and issues for understanding human development in context of family relationships. Provides foundation for analyzing current status of issues in field of family studies.
6405. Developmental Evaluation and Family Therapy (3) Approximately 5 hours of practicum experience at East Carolina University Developmental Evaluation Clinic required. P: Consent of instructor. Introduction to developmental evaluation of children, training in interview techniques with children and their parents, and family intervention.
6406. Child Behavior and Development (3) Scientific study of child development with emphasis on theoretical and research issues.
6407. Family Systems Theories (3) Intensive study of family systems theories. Emphasis on family development, interaction, and assessment.
6408. Family Therapy Theories (3) Examination of major marital and family therapy theories. Emphasis on systemic applications.
6409. Family Therapy Seminar I (3) P: Admission to marriage and family therapy program; CDFR 6408. Prepracticum course addressing assessment, diagnosis, goal formulation, and treatment issues, including the identification of an individual therapeutic orientation.
6410. Family Therapy Seminar II (3) P: Admission to marriage and family therapy program; CDFR 6409. Intensive examination of major approaches to brief techniques for marriage and family therapy.
6411. Family Therapy Issues (3) Historical, ethical, legal, and professional issues in practice of marital and family therapy.
6412. Family Therapy Seminar III (3) P: Admission to marriage and family therapy program; CDFR 6409. Dynamics of couple interaction as basis for study of assessment and intervention models for use with premarital and married couples and other dyads within a family systems framework.
6413. Exceptional Families (3) Attitudinal, interactional, and organizational impact of exceptional members on family. Emphasis on professional assistance.
6415, 6416, 6417. Family Therapy Practicum (3,3,3) P: CDFR 6405, 6409; consent of dept faculty. Practicum experience in marital and family therapy.
6418. Seminar in Child Development (3) May be repeated for maximum of 9 s.h. P: Consent of dept chair. Variable content and titles.
6419. Seminar in Family Relations (3) May be repeated for maximum of 9 s.h. P: Consent of dept chair. Variable content and titles.
6424. Family Therapy Seminar IV (3) P: CDFR 6409. Introduction to theory and practice of medical family therapy.
6501. Trends and Issues in Birth Through Kindergarten Teacher Education (3) Critical examination of current trends, issues, theories, philosophies, and developments in birth-kindergarten teacher education.
6502. Family Therapy Supervision Methods and Practice (3) P: Master's in marriage and family therapy from AAMFT-accredited program. Didactic and interactional supervision. Emphasis on philosophy, application, and interpretation of family therapy skills and concepts of supervision.
6503. Advanced Methods and Materials in Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education (3) Application of theory and research in designing, adapting, and evaluating environments and curricula for typically and atypically developing children under six years of age.
6980. Internship for Child-Family Specialist I (6) 1 per week session with supervisors; 8 lab hours; minimum of 240 hours of observation and internship. P: CDFR 6400; consent of adviser. Observation and internship in approved organization, institution, or agency that provides services to children and families. Research or other adviser approved project.
6990. Practicum in Birth Through Kindergarten Teacher Education (3) Didactic practicum experiences. Integrates theory and research into early childhood education environment. Requires culminating adviser-approved project.
6995. Leadership in Birth Through Kindergarten Education (3) Supervised internship under supervision of public school administration or other approved administrative structure.
CDFR Banked Courses
5336. Methods of Teaching Personal and Family Living (3)
5392 Economic Problems (3)
5400. Seminar in Aging Studies (3)
5410. Gerontology: Developing the Living Environment (3)
6480. Consumer Economics and Management Seminar (3)
6981 Internship for Child-Family Specialist II