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Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development
The Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development requires a minimum of 51 units in the major, including a nine-unit basic core completed by all majors and 42 units in one of the following four options: Early Childhood Development; Elementary School Settings; Adolescent/Youth Development; and Family and Community Contexts.
A “C” (2.0) or better is required in all courses applied to the major. Course prerequisites are strictly enforced.
The option in Elementary School Settings (ESS) is designed for students interested in teaching at the elementary school level and emphasizes an understanding of cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional development, subject-matter knowledge, and consideration of pedagogical strategies and programs that promote academic achievement as well as other positive developmental outcomes for elementary school children.