ACADEMIC MAP
Child Development, B.A.S.

Semester 1

COURSE CR COMMENTS
EDUC 250 : INTRO TO EARLY EDUCATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 105 : FAMILY & THE CHILD 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 10 HOURS
CDEV 210 : CURRICULUM AND STRATEGIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 HOURS
ENGL 101 : ~COMPOSITION 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MATH 120 : QUANTITATIVE LITERACY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
CDEV 205 : YOUNG CHILDREN W/SPECIAL NEEDS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 HOURS
PSYC 241 : INTRO TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 155 : GUIDING YOUNG CHILDREN 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 HOURS
EDUC 255 : LANGUAGE ARTS & EMERGENT LITERACY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 240 : OBSERVATION & ASSESSMENT SKILL 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 10 HOURS
TOTAL: 15

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
CDEV 243 : INFANT & TODDLER DEVELOPMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 HOURS
CDEV 242 : PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 HOURS
CDEV 220 : ETHICS & ADMINISTRATION 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 10 HOURS
: SCIENCE COURSE WITH A LAB 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences SEE ATTACHED
TOTAL: 13

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
CDEV 215 : HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: ART 101, THEA 101, OR MUSI 170 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
COMM 111 : ~FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 108 : EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 13

Semester 5

COURSE CR COMMENTS
CDEV 332 : SCIENCE EXPLORATION FOR PRE K 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 10 HOURS
CDEV 325 : ETHICS & ADMINISTRATION 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 10 HOURS
CDEV 335 : CREATIVE EXPERIENCES EARLY EDU 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 10 HOURS
CDEV 336 : EARLY EXPER IN SOCIAL STUDIES 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 10 HOURS
: SOCIETY, DIVERSITY & CONNECTIONS GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE (PREFERRED: PSYC 101, SOC 101, SOC 221, OR SOC 105) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences SEE ATTACHED
TOTAL: 15

Semester 6

COURSE CR COMMENTS
: COMM ELECTIVE UPPER DIVISION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MATH 211 : STATISTICS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ENGL 102 : ~COMPOSITION 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: SOC ELECTIVE UPPER DIVISION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 300 : THEORIES OF LEARNING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 HOURS
CDEV 304 : TEACHING MATH TO YOUNG CHILDREN 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 10 HOURS
TOTAL: 18

Semester 7

COURSE CR COMMENTS
: HUMAN INQUIRY & THE PAST ELECTIVE OR SOCIETY, DIVERSITY & CONNECTIONS GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: *THE ARTS & CREATIVITY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
PSYC 363 : THEORIES OF PERSONALITY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 302 : STRATEGIES IN EARLY EDUCATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH EDUC 402
EDUC 402 : CURRICULUM IN EARLY EDUCATION 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 45 HOURS
TOTAL: 14

Semester 8

COURSE CR COMMENTS
CDEV 405 : PRACTICUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 70 HOURS
CDEV 406 : SEMINAR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH EDUC 405
ENGL 403 : CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: FREE ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 13

The Bachelor of Science in Child Development is the final step on the CDEV career ladder. Students plan, implement, and assess developmentally approriate learning experiences for young children.  They use a strong understanding of child development to promote social, emotional, physical, and cognitive learning and growth.

MILESTONE COURSE:

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE: These courses have a component that requires placement in a child development setting and a completed CDEV file. The amount of hours can be found beside the target.

CAREER PLANNING:

CAPSTONE COURSE: A semester long project that must be taken before graduation. A “C” or better must be earned, and the Pre-PAC Assessment must be completed.

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM


CERTIFICATION:

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A grade of “C” or better is required in program courses with an overall GPA of 2.0.

PRACTICUM and SEMINAR A semester long project concurrent practicum experience and seminar are taken during final year of study. A “C” or better must be earned.

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER: CDEV is designed as a career ladder with multiple entry and exit points. Students can earn a Certificate Degree. To add a Paraprofessional Prek-12 certification, add two additional classes to your certificate — COMM 111 and EDUC 108. In just one more year, you can earn an AAS in Child Development without losing credits. In two years of study beyond the Associate degree, you can earn a Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Development without losing credits.

Students should average 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 per year, to graduate on time.

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
116

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The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Child Development provides preparation for those interested in working in childcare, Head Start, resource and referral, birth to three, or as a paraprofessional. The BAS with an Emphasis in Child Development does not lead to teacher certification. Students interested in working in a public school as preschool teachers should pursue the Elementary Education degree with an Early Education Pre K-K Endorsement.


Student must apply for full admission to program. Applications are due by March 31 for fall admission and October 31 for spring admission. Application forms are available in the office of the Education Division.

Requirements for Admission and Retention

  1. Student must hold at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA).

  2. Complete all program (CDEV and EDUC) coursework with a grade C or better.

  3. Student must fulfill the following requirements in accordance with the Admission
    to the BAS with an emphasis in Child Development Policy.
    1. Fingerprints for CIB if he/she is a resident of WV and has not lived outside of the state after
      the age of 18. If, he/she is an out-of-state resident or has lived outside of the state after the
      age of 18, he/she needs an FBI check (fees may be associated with this process).
    2. A statement of criminal record must be completed and returned. Must be updated every 2 years.
    3. Medical Form. Must be updated every 2 years.
    4. A negative result of TB test must be on file. The TB Risk Assessment must be updated annually.
    5. Authorization and Release for Protective Services Record Check form must be completed and returned
      with no findings of maltreatment. Form # BCF-PSRC 6/2005. Forms may be obtained in the Education
      & Humanities Office.
    6. Must hold a current Food Handlers Card. (Must be updated every 2 years)
    7. Copy of High School Diploma or GED must be on file.
    8. Student must sign a confidentiality form.
    9. The student must pass all required background checks and receive a “no conviction statement”
      from the Department of Health and Human Resources; waivers will not be granted. Students must
      also have no substantiated claims against them through Child Protective Services.
    10. All students placed in Wood County Schools must complete the Wood County Board of Education background check.

  4. Student must uphold the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Failure to adhere to the code may result in dismissal from the program.

Graduation Requirements:

 
General Education Courses

To ensure breadth and depth as students meet these broad education goals, the curriculum focuses on six academic “strands.”

 

Composition & RhetoricScience & TechnologyMath & Quantitative Skill Society, Diversity & ConnectionsHuman Inquiry & the PastThe Arts and Creativity

ENGL 101

ENGL 102

ENGL 107*

ENGL 108*

ASTR 106

ENGL 102

BIOL 101 & BIOL103 lab

ENGL 107*

BIOL 102 & 
ENGL 108*

BIOL 104 lab

BIOL 107*

BIOL 108 *

BIOL 109 *

BIOL 115

BIOL 117

BIOL 171

CHEM 111

CHEM 115

CHEM 116

CS 101

GEOL 101 &
GEOL 102 lab

GEOL 103 &
GEOL 104 lab

GEOL 105 &
GEOL 105L

PSCI 111

PSCI 112

PHYS 101

PHYS 102

PHYS 111

PHYS 112

MATH 120*

MATH 121

MATH 125*

MATH 126

MATH 128

MATH 129

MATH 150

MATH 155

MATH 156

MATH 211

COMM 105

COMM 111

COMM 112

ECON 201

ECON 202

FREN 101

FREN 102

GEOG 102

GEOG 240

POLS 102

POLS 220

PSYC 101

PSYC 241

RELI 231

SOC 101

SOC 105

SOC 221

SOC 232

SPAN 101

SPAN 102

HIST 101

HIST 102

HIST 152

HIST 153

HIST 250*

PHIL 111

PHIL 150*

PHIL 170

History &
Literature of the Arts

ART 101

ART 105

ART 106

MUSI 170

THEA 101

Literature

ENGL 131

ENGL 132

ENGL 221

ENGL 222

ENGL 241

ENGL 242

ENGL 261

ENGL 262

ENGL 285

Applied Arts

ART 109

THEA 102

Creative Writing

ENGL 213

ENGL 214

ENGL 215

* * Serves technical and professional degree programs specific to WVU Parkersburg. Does not transfer to WVU as General Education (March 2018).

BUSINESS ELECTIVES:  Business electives may be chosen from courses with the following prefixes:  ACCT, BTEC, ECON, ENT, FIN, GBUS, MGMT, MKTG, or STEM 420.  For assistance in choosing electives please see your adacemic advisor.  Lower division business elective may include CMS 117, 217, 220, or 230.  For the MKTG upper division electives you may chhose from CMS 371, 360, 410, 425, 439.



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