Child Development and Family Studies Degree Program
Enroll Now for Fall 2014!
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Dr. Nur Tanyel
USC Upstate and the School of Education proudly announce a new Bachelor of Arts degree program for Fall 2014! The
Child Development and Family Studies Program prepares students for professional
work with young children between the ages of birth to six years. Additionally, students are prepared to work with families from diverse
cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Upon graduation,
students will have opportunities to pursue positions as childcare practitioners
in child development centers and family learning centers; as teachers in private
school settings, Early Head Start and Head Start Programs and as parent
educators in learning centers.
General education requirements for this major consist of coursework in liberal
arts thus establishing a broad knowledge base prior to professional
coursework. The professional sequence provides knowledge, skills and
dispositions in child development, curriculum and assessment of children from
birth to six years of age. Professional courses also include effective
ways to communicate and work with families of young children. After
completion of the major coursework, students have a semester long internship in
a child care or learning center to complete the program.
Program of Study Curriculum