B.A. in Human Development and Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Course requirements

Human Development majors obtaining the Certificate in Early Childhood Education must complete a total of 52 semester credits of Human Development with an average GPA of 2.6 in HD courses.  

Introductory Courses (11 credits required)
Course number Course title Credits
HD 101 [SSCI] Human Development Across the Lifespan - Required 3
HD 200 Intro to the Field of Human Development - Required 2
HD 204 [SSCI] Family Interactions - Required 3
HD 205 Developing Effective Communication and Life Skills 4
HD 220 Human Development Theories - Required 3
Developmental Courses (6 credits required)
HD 306 Child Development Required 3
HD 307 Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development 3
HD 308 Adult Development 3
Family Courses (6 credits required)
HD 300 Child Maltreatment 3
HD 301 Family Stress and Coping 3
HD 302 Parent-Child Relationships Required 3
HD 350 [DIVR] Family Diversity - Required 3
HD 360 Death and Dying 3
Social & Human Services Skill-Based Courses (17 credits required)
HD 310 [M] Research Methods - Required 3
HD 320 [M] Resource Management 3
HD 334 [SSCI] Principles of Community Development 3
HD 341 Guidance in Early Childhood Programs Required 3
HD 342 Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs Required 4
HD 385 Perspectives in Human Services - Required 3
HD 430 Professional and Grant Writing Skills 3
HD 482 Child Assessment and Evaluation Required 3
HD 496 Field Placement Preparation - Required 1
Integrative Courses (6 credits required)
HD 403 [CAPS] Families in Poverty 3
HD 405 Gerontology 3
HD 406 Work and Family 3
HD 410 [M] Public Policy Issues in Human Development - Required 3
HD 479 Planning and Evaluation in Human Development 3
HD 487 Special Topics in Human Development V 1-3
Culminating Experience (1 course required)
HD 446 Practicum in Early Childhood Programs Required 6
HD 498 Field Placement  V 1-8
Other Elective Course Options
HD 485 Participation in Human Development Research V 1-15
HD 495 Instructional Practicum V 1-4
HD 499 Special Problems V 1-4

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