Master of Arts: Theory and Research Courses

Pre or Corequisites (7 units)

Units Course Title Old Code

(3)

CHDV 133

Research in Human Development
(CHDV 30 or CHDV 35; completion of 45 total units)

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Select one of the following course combinations: CHDV 137 w/ Lab or CHDV 138 w/ Lab

(3)

CHDV 137*

Cognitive Development
(CHDV 133; Corequisite: CHDV 137L)

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(1)

CHDV 137L

Cognitive Development Research Lab
(CHDV 133; Corequisite: CHDV 137)

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(3)

CHDV 138*

Social and Emotional Development
(CHDV 133; Corequisite: CHDV 138L)

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(1)

CHDV 138L

Social and Emotional Development Lab
(CHDV 133; Corequisite: CHDV 138)

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*CHDV 137/L and CHDV 138/L should not be taken in the same semester.

A. Required Foundation Courses (12 units)

Units Course Title Old Code

(3)

CHDV 242

Theoretical Approaches to Child Development
(Graduate standing or instructor permission)

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(3)

CHDV 247

Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Cross-cultural Development
(CHDV 242; graduate standing or instructor permission)

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(3)

CHDV 250*

Research Methods
(CHDV 200A and CHDV 200B; admission to the MA program or instructor permission)

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(3)

EDGR 260

Writing Across the Disciplines

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B. Core Course Requirements (9 units)

Units Course Title Old Code

(3)

CHDV 210

Seminar in Social Development

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(3)

CHDV 211

Seminar in Cognitive Development
(Admission to MA program or instructor permission)

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(3)

CHDV 215

Selected Topics in Applied and Community Settings
(Admission to MA program or instructor permission)

-

(3)

CHDV 246

Motivation and Learning in Children
(Graduate standing or instructor permission)

-

(3)

CHDV 248

Curriculum and Instruction
(Graduate standing or instructor permission)

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(3)

CHDV 249

Language Processes in Development
(Admission to MA program or instructor permission)

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(3)

CHDV 253

Apprenticeship in Advanced Child Development
(Instructor permission)

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(3)

CHDV 295

Practicum in Child Development
(Graduate standing or instructor permission)

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(3)

EDS 290

Issues in Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities

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C. Elective (6 units)

(6) Choose 6 units in consultation with an advisor.

D. Culminating Requirement (6 units)

Thesis or Project (6 units): CHDV 290* Seminar for Culminating Experience (Advancement to candidacy, completion of at least 20 units of coursework toward the Master of Arts; instructor permission); AND CHDV 504: Culminating Experience: CHDV Thesis or Project (Admission to MA, Child Development program or instructor permission).

Exam (6 units): CHDV 292 Culminating Seminar for Exam (Completion of all foundation course requirements for MA program CHDV 200A, CHDV 200B, CHDV 242, CHDV 247, CHDV 250, advancement to candidacy or instructor permission); AND CHDV 505 Culminating Experience: CHDV Exam (Admission to and completion of all course requirements for the MA, Child Development program, CHDV 292 or instructor permission).

Note: Credit for CHDV 504 is given upon completion of a thesis, project, or other approved culminating experience. Open only to the graduate student who has been advanced to candidacy for the master's degree and has secured the permission of his/her faculty advisor and the Department Chair one full semester prior to registration. All forms may be obtained in the Department office.

*May be fulfilled by enrollment in the equivalent course offered through another department in the College of Education. However, students are advised to enroll in the Child Development sections if possible.