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Program Description

The Child Development and Education major includes required courses in child development and electives. As students participate in this program, they will:
  1. learn about the physical, socioemotional, cognitive and psychomotor growth and development of the young child from conception to age eight (CDE) and through adolescence (ED)
  2. prepare for successful parenting
  3. prepare to meet the state licensing requirements
  4. prepare to apply for Child Development Permits (awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Child Development Division)
  5. acquire a foundation for transfer to four year institutions
  6. prepare to work with children in a variety of community settings, including but not limited to:

    • early childhood educator
    • paraeducator/classroom aide
    • elementary/secondary teacher
    • early childhood program administrator