Bachelor of Arts: Early Child Development, Care, and Education
Child Development students pursue careers in elementary school teaching; preschool teaching and administration; child-care and after-school employment; parent education; community college teaching; or work with a variety of counseling, social service and community agencies. The undergraduate major also prepares students for graduate studies in child development, elementary or special education, human development, social work or counseling.
Units required for Major: 49-50
Minimum total units required for BA: 120
Refer to the catalog for detailed admission and academic requirements.
- Cohort model to meet needs of working adults participating in off-campus classes as a group
- learning community for academic and personal support
- Distance-Education as a "hybrid" model combining individual online work with face-face discussion
- Satellite classrooms provided by local agencies (eg., Head Start, county offices of education)
- Course curriculum content videotaped in studio-classroom at Sac State, including student and instructor interactions, and web-broadcast to local sites
- Working teacher/administrators view web-broadcast together and discuss its integration with their practice and experience
- Group class time and location decided by local agency to meet needs and constraints of working adults
- Group view and discussion of class video facilitated by local Cohort Instructors
- Online interactive modules for follow-up and extension of understanding to classroom practice
Visit the admissions page to learn how to apply.