Bachelor of Arts
Early Development, Care, and Education
The Child Development Concentration in EDCE prepares students to work in child care settings with children from infancy through pre-kindergarten. The program consists of the core child development academic program and 14–15 units of electives with a focus of study on developmental theory, systematic observation and assessment, and pre-school curriculum development. Students have opportunities for first-hand experience working with infants and children, and can complete most of the ECE requirements for a child development permit. Students planning to obtain the California Child Development permit for preschool/day care teaching or administration should consult a faculty advisor for information about specific course and field-work requirements and application process. In collaboration with the College of Continuing Education, a mixed-media hybrid distance education version is currently offered. The coursework consists of 41-51 course units to meet EDCE requirements and 9 units of upper division coursework to meet the CSU general education and writing requirements.
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.
- Develop discipline-based written communication skills
- Analyze and critique written materials related to child development
- Participate in field based experiences mediated by using theory, concepts, and research
- Understand major milestones of development from infancy to adulthood
- Develop and maintain positive attitudes towards diversity and its manifestations in children and families
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