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California State University, Stanislaus
Child Development B.A. Concentration in Early Childhood
The Child Development Major is organized around six broad competencies--child development knowledge/foundations; the research process; legal, ethical, and pragmatic issues; professionalism and leadership; child guidance; and integration of a personal/professional worldview. The Child Development major is designed to prepare students for professional occupations with children and families as well as to prepare students to pursue advanced studies or research careers.
Students pursuing authorization to teach in public elementary schools must complete a Multiple Subject Credential upon completion of their degree or concurrent with the completion of the baccalaureate. Students wishing to obtain a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential may wish to consider one of two routes: (1) students completing the Child Development major (or any other single subject major) may qualify for the Credential Program, in part, by passing the California Subject Examinations for Teachers - CSET; (2) alternatively, students may waive the CSET by completing the Liberal Studies major and a concentration in their area of choice. The Liberal Studies concentration in child development is described in the Liberal Studies section of the catalog.
The Child Development Early Childhood Track prepares professionals as teachers and administrators of child development programs, curriculum specialists, program evaluators, etc.
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