Minor in Child Development

Units required for Minor: 20

Program Description

Child Development is the study of the physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive growth and development of the child from conception through adolescence. The purpose of the minor is to provide an academic background that prepares students to work with children and families in a variety of settings.

Minimum Grade Requirement

A grade of "C-" or higher is required for all coursework in the Child Development minor.

Program Requirements

CHDV 30Human Development3
or CHDV 35 Child and Adolescent Development
CHDV 131Language Development3
CHDV 133Quantitative Methods in Human Development3
CHDV 137
137L
Cognitive Development
Cognitive Development Research Laboratory 1
4
CHDV 138
138L
Social and Emotional Development
Social and Emotional Development Laboratory 1
4
Select one approved elective 23
Total Units20
1

 CHDV 137/CHDV 137L or CHDV 138/CHDV 138L are not recommended to be taken in the same semester.

2

Students may select one course from an approved list of electives below.

Elective List

Cultural Diversity
Art Education for Children
Adult Supervision and Mentoring In Early Childhood Programs
Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs
Development of Young Children as Mathematical and Scientific Thinkers
Developmental Experiences, Methods and Curriculum
Educational Play: Theory and Practice
Coordination of Early Childhood Programs
History of Childhood: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Mind and Brain in Developmental Context
Controversial Issues in Childhood Development, Education, and Social Policy
Early Literacy Development in First and Second Language
Early Literacy Development in First and Second Language Practicum
Apprenticeship in Advanced Child Development
Infant and Toddler: Development and Care
Cooperative Education Experience
Special Problems
Educating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
Educating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings Lab
Literature For Children
Multicultural Children's Literature
Tutoring Children in Mathematics
Tutoring Children in Mathematics: Practicum
Tutoring Children in Reading
Tutoring Children in Reading Practicum
Field Experience in After School STEM Programs
Field Experience in After School STEM Programs: Practicum
Introduction to Counseling
Power, Privilege and Self Identity in Counseling
Child and Family Psychopathology
Urban Education
Sex Role Stereotyping in American Education
Bilingual Education: Introduction to Educating English Learners
Bilingualism in the Classroom
Introduction to Hmong Literacy
Ethnic America
Family Communication
Child Life and Family-Centered Care
School Health Education
Multicultural America
Movement Education
Introduction to Statistics
Crosscultural Theory and Practice: Issues of Race, Gender and Class