Child Development is the study of the physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive growth and development of the child from conception through adolescence. The purposes of this major are to provide a sound academic program in Child Development and prepare students to work with children and families in a variety of school and community settings.
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..
Students interested in pursuing a career in related fields working with children and families should consider this minor in Child Development.
- 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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