Curriculum

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: 52-54 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: 40 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
EDUC 254 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 4
EDUC 350 Child Psychology and Development 4
EDUC 352 Writing for Child Development 4
EDUC 353 Teaching in a Diverse Society 4
EDUC 354P Early Childhood Observation and Assessment Practicum 4
EDUC 452 Parenting Theory in Cultural Contexts 4
EDUC 454P Early Childhood Student Teaching 4
EDUC 459 Curriculum for Young Children 4
EDUC 485 Social Emotional Learning 4
EDUC 499 Senior Project 4

Concentrations: 12-14 semester units

The chosen concentration must be fulfilled completely – may not mix concentration coursework.

Early Childhood Teaching Concentration (14 units)

Code Course Title Units
EDUC 451 Infant Toddler Development 4
EDUC 447 Infant Toddler Curriculum 2
EDUC 449 Early Childhood Literacy 4
EDUC 448 Math for Young Children 4

Kinesiology Concentration (12 units)

Code Course Title Units
KINE 380 Motor Development 4
KINE 381 Motor Learning 4
KINE 212 Teaching Games to Enhance Physical Literacy 4

Theatre Concentration (12 units)

Code Course Title Units
THAR 351 The Directing Studio 4
THAR 370 Theatre and Community Engagement 4
THAR 377 Theatre Instruction for Teachers 4

Criminology Concentration (12 units)

Code Course Title Units
SOC 321 Juvenile Delinquency 4
SOC 329 Criminal Justice System 4
SOC 350 Law and Society 4

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Concentration (12 units)

Code Course Title Units
EDUC 112 Neurodiversity 4
EDUC 113 Critical Pedagogy 4
SOC 330 Social Class and Inequality 4

Special Education Concentration (14 units)

Code Course Title Units
EDUC 112 Neurodiversity 4
EDUC 486 Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education 4
EDUC 487 Special Education Curriculum and Strategies 2
EDUC 451 Infant/Toddler Development 4