Bachelor of Art
Child Development Individualized concentration is an interdisciplinary program made up of the core academic child development courses and 14-15 units of electives, from a wide variety of fields, such as education, art, public policy, nursing, or criminal justice, just to name a few. This major is flexible to allow students to design their program to closely align with personal and career objectives. The program handbook and Web site include a current list of approved electives. However, the students should select their electives in consultation with a major advisor.
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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