BA in Child Development (Integrated Pre-Credential Subject Matter Program)

Units required for Major: 111-114

Program Description

Child Development Integrated Pre-credential Subject Matter Program combines state-approved courses in the subject matter areas with the coursework of the Child Development academic major. This concentration is most appropriate for students who intend to pursue an elementary school (multiple subjects) teaching credential. Students who follow this option obtain an academic major in child development and also take subject matter coursework in six categories: Language and Literature; Mathematics; Natural and Physical Sciences; Social Sciences and Humanities; the Arts; and Physical Education. The coursework is aligned with the subject matter frameworks on which the CSET subject matter examinations are based. It is essential that students considering this concentration seek early and frequent advising within the major because the general university requirements are built into the required coursework.

Note: Students do not follow the General Education pattern outlined in the catalog.

Minimum Grade Requirements

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

Program Requirements

Core Requirements/Child Development (34 Units)
CHDV 35Child and Adolescent Development3
CHDV 35FHuman Development and Elementary Field Experience2
CHDV 123Qualitative Methods in Human Development3
CHDV 131Language Development3
CHDV 132Fieldwork in Child Development3
CHDV 133Quantitative Methods in Human Development3
CHDV 135Crosscultural Child Development3
CHDV 136Developmental Experiences, Methods and Curriculum3
CHDV 137
Cognitive Development
Cognitive Development Research Laboratory 1
CHDV 138
Social and Emotional Development
Social and Emotional Development Laboratory 1
Select one of the following:3
American Indigenous Families: Issues and Perspectives
Asian American Families: Issues and Perspectives
The Black Family in the United States
The Family and Social Issues
Credential Requirements/Prerequisites (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
Language and Literature (15 Units)
COMS 5The Communication Experience3
ENGL 5Accelerated Academic Literacies3
ENGL 20College Composition II 23
ENGL 116BChildren's Literary Classics3
or EDUC 120 Literature For Children
Select one of the following:3
Critical Thinking and Writing 2
Environmental Issues and Critical Thinking
Media Literacy and Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking
Sense and Nonsense in Social Issues and Research
Mathematics (9 Units)
MATH 17An Introduction to Exploration, Conjecture, and Proof in Mathematics3
MATH 107AFundamental Mathematical Concepts3
MATH 107BFundamental Mathematical Concepts3
Natural and Physical Sciences (15 Units)
BIO 7Introduction to the Science of Biology4
CHEM 106Chemical Concepts3
GEOL 8Earth Science3
GEOL 8TEarth Science Lab for Teachers1
PHYS 107Conceptual Physics and Scientific Inquiry4
Social Sciences and Humanities (21 Units)
ETHN 100Ethnic America 33
GEOG 100Themes In World Geography3
HIST 17AUnited States History, 1607-1877 3
HIST 50World Civilizations, Beginnings-16003
HIST 132Topics In World History3
HIST 187Topics in United States History 1600-19003
or ECON 104 Introduction to the United States Economy
Visual/Performing Arts (9 Units)
ART 133Art Education for Children3
MUSC 101Experiences In Music3
THEA 118Children's Theatre3
Total Units114


  • Students are strongly recommended to see an advisor early in the program and continuously throughout the program.