Child Development Statute of Limitations

Due to continuous changes in the field of education, admissible transfer courses must be taken within the last ten years at an accredited university or college. Additionally, courses previously taken at the University of La Verne must be no more than ten years old to be accepted into the current degree. Exceptions subject to departmental appeal.

Total program: 54 semester hours minimum

Prerequisite Requirements: 16 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
RCS 110 College Writing A 4
RCS 111 College Writing and Research 4
EDUC 251 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 4
EDUC 253 Child, Family, and Community 4

Core Courses: 24 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
EDUC 350 Child Psychology & Development 4
EDUC 352 Writing for Child Development 4
EDUC 452 Parenting Theory in Cultural Contexts 4
EDUC 454P Early Childhood Student Teaching 4
EDUC 485 Social Emotional Learning & Behavior Guidance Strategies 4
EDUC 499 Senior Project 4

Teaching Concentration: 24 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
EDUC 254 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 4
EDUC 353 Teaching in a Diverse Society  
EDUC 354P Early Childhood Observation & Assessment Practicum  
EDUC 448 Math for Young Children  
EDUC 449 Early Childhood Literacy  
EDUC 459 Curriculum for Young Children  

Specialization Requirements: 6-8 semester hours

Early Childhood Special Education*

Code Course Title Units
SPED 455 Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education: Policies and Practices 4
EDUC 487 Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs 4


Code Course Title Units
EDUC 451 Infant/Toddler Development 4
EDUC 447 Infant/Toddler Curriculum 2

Recommended Elective Courses (not required)

Code Course Title Units
EDUC 402 Experiencing an International Culture: Discovering the History, Educational Philosophies & Ethics 4
EDUC 407 Learning Technology for Educators 4

*Coursework to fulfill a second specialization; see above.