Bachelor of Science in Child Development - Min. 124 Hours

Common Core: See Common Core requirements
Recommended Common Core course: PY101 General Psychology (3)
Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (21-22 Hours)
Humanities or Fine Arts:
When choosing a Humanities course, see guidelines.
When choosing a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.
6 hours
Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PY, PS, or SO): See guidelines.
Must include PY210 Educational Psychology (3) if PY101 General Psychology (3) not taken as part of the Common Core (above).
Must include PY223 Developmental Psychology (3).
6 hours
Science: See guidelines. 3-4 hours
Analytical Skills: MA224 is recommended. 6 hours
Child Development Major Requirements (36 Hours)
ED103 Child Development (2)
ED204 Util. Fam. And Comm. Resources (3)
ED206 Infant Toddler Curriculum (2)
ED207 Infant Toddler Practicum (2)
ED264 Child Health (2)
ED326 Children’s Literature (3)
ED327 Creative Arts (3)
ED330 Curriculum Methods (2) (Capstone)
ED331 Curriculum Methods Practicum (1)
PE202 Motor Learning and Motor Development

(3)One (1) from the following:
ED444 Early Childhood Experience (Capstone) (3)
ED468 Child Development Internship (3)
Choose 11 hours from the following 2 options.
Early Childhood emphasis
ED101 Foundations of Education (2)
ED308 Administration of EC Programs (3)
ED315 Reading/Writing w/ Young Children (4)
ED332 Screening & Diagnosis (2)
ED333 Screening & Diagnosis Practicum (1)
ED337 Classroom Organization and Curricular Design (2)

Emphasis on school-aged children
ED313 Classroom/Behavior Mgmt. (3) or SE345 Classroom & Behavior Mgmt. (3)
ED315 Reading/Writing w/ Young Children (4)
SE203 Intro. to Special Education (3)
PE328 Adapted Physical Education (3)
PY342 Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)
PY343 Psychology of the Exceptional Child Practicum (1)
CJ318 Juvenile Justice (3)
Minor and Electives (To Complete Min. 124 Hours)The division suggests elective coursework that will support the student’s career plans (e.g., coursework in Physiology, Sociology, Business, Foreign Language, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Physical Education, or Special Education).