Undergraduate Studies in Education

The Undergraduate Studies offers two Bachelor's Degrees: one in Child Development and one in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies. We also offer four minors: American Sign Language/Deaf Studies; Child Development; Child Development - Counseling; and Education: Teaching, Equity and Engagement (with a focus on teaching, equity, and engagement; linguistic diversity; culture and social justice). A comprehensive set of college preparatory courses is available through our math learning skills area. Students are also offered a broad range of general education and elective courses.


American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
American Sign Language and Deaf Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Deaf and hard-of-hearing people in American and global society. The core program promotes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Deaf and Hard of hearing people, drawing from the areas of language, community, history, culture, and literature.

Child Development
Child Development students study physical, socio-emotional and cognitive growth and development of children from conception through adolescence. Our graduates pursue careers in day care, preschool teaching, administration, parent education, elementary school teaching, community college teaching, or work with a variety of counseling and community agencies that serve children and families.

Career and Technical Studies
The Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies (CTS) is a four-year college degree that can serve as a springboard for a master's degree or a career ladder into many other professions. The demand for traditional adult/vocational educators is expected to grow locally by 31% through 2016, with an anticipated 11,800 new positions yearly statewide. Additionally, general workforce education is an ongoing need in all industries. This degree can be applied to a variety of disciplines.

General Education Courses
Undergraduate Studies also offers a broad array of classes that can be taken as general education courses.

Math Learning Skills
Math Learning Skills prepares students for college by offering two levels of preparatory coursework. Math Learning Skills also facilitates the academic transition of students from high schools and community colleges by providing diagnostic testing and placement, academic advising and articulation, and by participating in educational equity efforts.

A minor is a set number of units in a specific area of study that supplements a student's major area of study. A minor allows experience in an area of study beyond a primary major.

The Child Development Permit authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development and instruction of children in a child care and development program.