College of Education

Child Learning and Development Major (BA Traditional)

This major focuses on the fundamental processes of child and adolescent development within the contexts of families, schools, peer groups, and larger cultural contexts. The major prepares students for a wide range of careers in education, psychology, social work, family medicine, public health, family law, and public policy. This is not a major that leads to a Minnesota teaching license.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
Introduction to Psychology (4)
Required Education Courses
ED 201Foundations of and Introduction to Education (+15 hours HR Activity)3
ED 330Human Diversity and Relations (+15 hours HR Activity)2
ED 336Educational Psychology (+15 hours HR Activity)3
Select one of the following:2
Young Children with Special Needs (+15 hours HR Activity) (2)
The Inclusive Classroom (+15 hours HR Activity) (2)
Select one of the following:4
Child Psychology and Development (4)
Adolescent Psychology (4)
Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology for K-12 Educators (4)
Electives
Select 29 credits of additional upper level coursework (300 or 400) in Education or Psychology29
Total Credits43