The Child Development track incorporates the theoretical and practical knowledge of concepts in child development. This track prepares students for careers in settings such as preschool, early and head start programs, after-school programs, and non-profit agencies.

Special Note: this track does not lead to teacher licensure. Students who are in licensure programs may have advanced registration for courses. 

Many ECED, EXED and LED courses include assignments that necessitate access to children in educational settings. Please contact your advisor for details. 

Core 4 courses (12 credits):

Select 2 courses (6 credits):

  • ECED 372: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • ECED 442: The Young Child
  • IS 300: Sponsored Learning
  • LED 355: Inclusive Early Literacy Development and Acquisition
  • ECED 304: Diversity, Equity & Justice in ECED 
  • EDUC 200: Foundations of Education in the United States 
  • EXED 200: Foundations of Exceptional Education 
  • EXED 402: Positive Behavioral Supports and Individualized Interventions for Young Children
  • FAM 133: The Contemporary Family  
  • FAM 325: Parent-Child Relationships Across the Lifespan
  • LDT 370: Instructional Technology
  • SCOM 414: Attachment Communication  

Please visit our course catalog for full course descriptions.  

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