Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development
The Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development requires 51 units of major coursework. All majors complete the nine-unit basic core courses. In addition, majors choose one of four options that each include 42 units of coursework. The options allow students to focus on the population and context in which they are interested: Adolescent/Youth Development; Early Childhood Development; Elementary School Settings; 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.