Jul 24, 2024  
2020-2021 General Catalog 

Early Childhood Development (Minor)

Program Learning Outcomes

  • FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN SOCIETAL CONTEXTS. An understanding of families and their relationships to other institutions, such as the educational, governmental, religious, healthcare, and occupational institutions in society.
  • FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION METHODOLOGY. An understanding of the general philosophy and broad principles of family life education in conjunction with the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate such educational programs.
  • INTERNAL DYNAMICS OF FAMILIES. An understanding of family strengths and weaknesses and how family members relate to each other.
  • HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN. An understanding of the developmental changes (both typical and atypical) of individuals in families throughout the lifespan. Based on knowledge of physical, emotional, cognitive, social, moral, and personality aspects.
  • HUMAN SEXUALITY. An understanding of the physiological, psychological, & social aspects of sexual development throughout the lifespan, so as to achieve healthy sexual adjustment.
  • INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. An understanding of the development and maintenance of interpersonal relationships.
  • FAMILY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. An understanding of the decisions individuals and families make about developing and allocating resources including time, money, material assets, energy, friends, neighbors, and space, to meet their goals.
  • PARENT EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE. An understanding of how parents teach, guide and influence children and adolescents as well as the changing nature, dynamics and needs of the parent/child relationship across the lifespan.
  • FAMILY LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY. An understanding of legal issues, policies, and laws influencing the well-being of families.
  • PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND PRACTICE. An understanding of the character and quality of human social conduct, and the ability to critically examine ethical questions and issues as they relate to professional practice.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the minor.

Early Childhood Development Minor Curriculum Summary (18 Credits)

Core Requirements (12 Credits)

Elective Courses (6 Credits)

Select two of the following:

Total Credits, Minor: 18