BA in Child Development (Elementary Pre-Credential)

Units required for Major: 49
Total units required for BA: 120

Program Description

The Child Development Concentration in Elementary Pre-credential is an academic child development program with an emphasis on preparing the student to enter an elementary school (multiple-subjects) teaching credential program. It consists of the core academic child development courses, 11 units of credential prerequisite courses, and 3 units of electives, chosen from the approved list. Students who intend to pursue an elementary school (multiple subjects) teaching credential must take the CBEST exam and the CSET subject matter exam as a part of the admission requirements for the credential program. Child Development students planning to pursue the credential should work with a faculty advisor to select general education courses recommended as preparation for the CSET exam.

Program Requirements

Required Foundation Courses (14 Units)
CHDV 35Child and Adolescent Development 13
CHDV 35FHuman Development and Elementary Field Experience2
CHDV 123Qualitative Methods in Human Development3
CHDV 133Quantitative Methods in Human Development3
FACS 50The Family and Social Issues 13
Required Upper Division Core Courses (20 Units) 2
CHDV 131Language Development3
CHDV 132Fieldwork in Child Development3
CHDV 135Crosscultural Child Development3
CHDV 136Developmental Experiences, Methods and Curriculum 33
CHDV 137
Cognitive Development
Cognitive Development Research Laboratory 3
CHDV 138
Social and Emotional Development
Social and Emotional Development Laboratory 3
Credential Requirements (11 Units)
Educating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
Educating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings Lab
EDUC 170Bilingual Education: Introduction to Educating English Learners3
HLSC 136School Health Education2
KINS 172Movement Education3
Elective (3 Units)
Select one elective 43
Total Units48

Elective List

Cultural Diversity 5
Art Education for Children
Development of Young Children as Mathematical and Scientific Thinkers
Educational Play: Theory and Practice
Mind and Brain in Developmental Context 5
Community Service Learning in Developmental and Educational Settings
Controversial Issues in Childhood Development, Education, and Social Policy 5
Early Literacy Development in First and Second Language
Early Literacy Development in First and Second Language Practicum
Apprenticeship in Advanced Child Development
Cooperative Education Experience
Special Problems
Literature For Children
Multicultural Children's Literature 5
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
Urban Education 5
Sex Role Stereotyping in American Education 5
Bilingualism in the Classroom
Introduction to Hmong Literacy
Ethnic America 5
Family Communication
Multicultural America 5
Introduction to Statistics 5
Crosscultural Theory and Practice: Issues of Race, Gender and Class 5

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (7-13 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms3
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts 30 - 3
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 40 - 3
Area C: Arts and Humanities (9-12 Units)
C1 - Arts3
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area C Course3
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 40 - 3
Area D: The Individual and Society (6-9 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course 20
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 40 - 3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development
Area E Course 20
Total Units31-43

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (3-9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History 20 - 3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI) 30 - 3
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (9 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE) 40
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 56