Child Development Major (BA Adult; Online Only)
Students develop a philosophy for working in the field of early education based on developmentally appropriate practices and focused on advocacy and leadership. Courses in the program address the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards for initial professional preparation. CHD 400, CHD 402, and CHD 410 are prerequisites for all other courses in the program. This program does not lead to a teaching license. Students seeking a Minnesota Early Childhood teaching license should review the Early Childhood Education (Birth through Grade Three) major at Concordia University.
General Education Requirements
All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education 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)|
|CHD 400||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3|
|CHD 402||Writing for Educators||3|
|CHD 410||Growth and Development of Children||3|
|CHD 411||Child Social and Emotional Growth||3|
|CHD 422||Human Diversity and Relations||3|
|CHD 430||Infants and Toddlers||3|
|CHD 435||Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Education||3|
|CHD 440||Children's Play and Learning||3|
|CHD 445||Language Development and Emergent Literacy||3|
|CHD 450||Children's Literature||3|
|CHD 451||Dual Language Learners||3|
|CHD 461||Ethics in Early Childhood||3|
|CHD 482||Young Child with Special Needs||3|
|CHD 490||Portfolio and Synthesis||3|