Requirements and Details

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 in the current degree. Exceptions subject to departmental appeal.

Prerequisites: 12 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
WRT 110 College Writing A 4
WRT 111 College Writing B 4
EDUC 251 Principles and Practices for Early Childhood Education 4
EDUC 253 Child, Family, and Community 4

Admission Requirements

A GPA of 2.5 or more in college coursework Clear fingerprints (FBI, DOJ, and CAI) Up to date immunization record

Graduation Requirements:
1. Application for Graduation
2. Developmental Knowledge Exam
3. Completion of coursework assessments, electronic portfolio, TaskStream submissions, and fieldwork requirements mandated by the college
4. Graduation Clearance from the Office of the Registrar

Total program: 50 semester hours minimum

Core Requirements: 20 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
EDUC 350 Child Psychology & Development 4
EDUC 352 Writing for Child Development 4
EDUC 452 Parenting Theory in Culture Contexts 4
EDUC 454P Early Childhood Practicum 4
EDUC 499 Senior Project 4

Teaching Concentration Requirements: 24 semester hours

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

Early Childhood Special Education*


Code Course Title Units
SPED 455 Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education and 4
Special Education Course selected in consultation with advisor 2
EDUC 451 Infant/Toddler Development and 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
EDUC 470 Theories and Methods of Education for Linguistically Diverse Students 4

*Coursework to fulfill a second specialization-see above

  • A GPA of 2.5 or more in college coursework
  • Clear fingerprints
  • Up to date immunization record