College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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 major does not lead 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 30 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 (3)
Required Education Courses
ED 201Foundations of and Introduction to Education3
ED 330Human Diversity and Relations2
ED 336Educational Psychology3
Select one of the following:2
Young Children with Special Needs (2)
The Inclusive Classroom (2)
Select one of the following:4
Child Psychology and Development (4)
Adolescent Psychology (4)
Select 29 credits of additional upper-level coursework (300 or 400) in Education or Psychology29
Total Credits43