Through the General concentration, you can gain a strong foundation in child development while tailoring your studies to specific professional goals. Core courses will help you develop a solid foundation in educational theory and the stages of child development. If you’ve already taken bachelor’s-level courses, this program allows for a larger number of transferable credits than more specialized programs permit, making it possible for you to earn your degree at an accelerated pace.
The Bachelor of Science in Child Development program takes into consideration the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). These standards are critical indicators of quality in early childhood care and education, and their inclusion reflects the integrity of the Walden learning experience as well as its relevance in an educational setting.
Courses in the General concentration focus on: