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Foundation/Prerequisites Courses

The foundation courses a student must fulfill is determined by the chairperson’s review of the student’s undergraduate coursework, professional work experience with children and the score of the writing assessment. If foundation courses are needed, they must be among the first courses taken (unless approved by the chairperson).

Code Course Title Units
EDUC 350 Child Psychology Class 4
EDUC 352 Writing for Child Development 1-4
EDUC 353 Child Family & Community 4
EDUC 354P Early Childhood Observation & Assessment Practicum 4
EDUC 451 Infant/Toddler Group Care & Curriculum 4
EDUC 452 Parenting Theory in Cultural Contexts 4
EDUC 454P Child Development Practicum 4
SPED 401 Assessment Education Specialist Professionalism 3
SPED 402 Culturally Responsive Instruction, Mindfulness, Inclusivity, & Practicum 3
SPED 457 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals and Their Families 3
ASCD 550 Human Development 3
ASCD 551 Studies in Attachment 3
ASCD 558 Cognition & Brain Development 3
ASCL 599 Child Life Independent Study (with the approval of the Chairperson) 3

Total program: 36 semester hours for M.S.

Core Courses: 33 semester hours
Code Course Title Units
ASCL 504 Research Methods 3
ASCL 530 Child Life Program Development and Ethics 3
ASCL 530A Diversity and Family Systems 3
ASCL 530C Outreach and Practicum for the Child Life Student 3
ASCL 530H Effects of the Disease and Injury on the Hospitalized Child 3
ASCL 530I Child Life Assessment, Preparation and Medical Terminology 3
ASCL 530M Helping Children Cope in the Health Care and Medical Setting 3
ASCL 530S Understanding Grief & Loss 3
ASCL 530T Therapeutic Play Interventions and Development Theory 3
ASCL 553F Child Life Internship I 3
ASCL 553P Child Life Internship II 3

Culminating Activity: 3 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCL 596 Graduate Seminar 3