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:

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 includePY223 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 (2)


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  Introduction to Teaching (2)

ED308  Administration of EC Programs (3)

ED315  Reading/Writing w/ Young Children (4)

ED332  Screening & Diagnosis (2)

ED333  Screening & Diagnosis Practicum (1)

ED337  Curriculum Development (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 (2)

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).