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Academic Programs - Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child Development includes a choice of Two Options:
Option I, which prepares students to work as administrators in preschools, day care centers or youth agencies or to gain entry into careers with children and families such as Child Life Specialist or Certified Family Life Educator.
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development, Option I, General Option, is 180, of which 101-104 units are in the major depending on specialization selected. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Option II, Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation Program for the California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Students may elect to use Option II to complete the undergraduate degree program simultaneously with requirements for either a California Multiple Subject Teaching or Special Education Internship Credential.
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development, Option II, Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation, is 102.

Students entering the program should plan their course work with a Child and Family Studies adviser. Students seeking a credential should also consult the Charter College of Education.


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Last Update: 4/11/2013