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
CDEV 251 : CAPSTONE 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 120 HOURS
TOTAL: 17

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 MUST BE TAKEN CONCURRENT WITH EDUC 406
CDEV 406 : SEMINAR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
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 appropriate 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 ā€œCā€ 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. 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:
120

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Development enables further studies in child development leading to increased career opportunities. Students plan, implement, and assess developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young children.  They use a strong understanding of child development to promote social, emotional, physical, and cognitive learning and growth. This is a non-licensing degree and will not lead to a teaching license.

Students who have completed the AAS in Child Development program may apply for admission to the BAS in Child Development proram.  Application forms are available in the Education Division Office.

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.

For information on courses that meet WV Paraprofessional requirements contact the Education Division at 304.424.8314.

Student must apply for full admission to program.  Application forms are available in the office of the Education Division.

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

 BIOL 101 &
 BIOL 103 L

 BIOL 102

 BIOL 104 L

 BIOL 107 *

 BIOL 108 *

 BIOL 109 *

 BIOL 115

 BIOL 117

 BIOL 171

 CHEM 111

 CHEM 115

 CHEM 116

 CS 101

 GEOL 101 &
 GEOL 102 L

 GEOL 103 &
 GEOL 104 L

 GEOL 105 &
 GEOL 105 L

 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).



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