Child Development

This concentration is designed to provide students interested in early childhood education the knowledge, skills, and resources to succeed in childcare fields. Courses focus on analysis and examination of child development, familial relationships, diversity issues, educational systems, and structures in varied settings. This concentration will work well as a follow up to a Pre-K Associate degree or for those previously in early childhood education who have decided to apply their skills in other career fields.

Concentration Course Requirements

Take one (1) of the following:

*EDT 272E Introductory Child Development (3)

FSW 281 Child Development in Diverse Families (4)

PSY 332 Child Development (3)

Take one (1) of the following:

FSW/KNH 208 Serving and Supporting Children, Youth, and Families II (5)

*EDT 246E Foundations of Reading, Language, and Literacy (3)

FSW 261 Diverse Families Across the Lifespan (3)

FSW 283 Introduction to Childcare Administration (3)

NSG 232 Health Issues of Children and Youth (2)

KNH 245 Health Issues for Children (3)

Take two (2) of the following:

EDT 315E Teaching With Children's Literature Across the ECE Curriculum (3)

PSY 331 Infant Development (3)

BWS/FSW/SOC 362 Family Poverty (3)

AAA/FSW/SOC 363 Sociology of Families (3)

FSW 381 Parent-Child Relations in Diverse Families (3)

Take one (1) of the following:

EDT 422 Studies in Educational Issues (3)

KNH 473 Children and Youth in Sport (3)

WGS 451 Family Violence (3)


*Please note that EDT 246 and EDT 272 are only available for students who hold a Pre-K associate's degree