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EARLY CHILDHOOD OPTIONS DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE

The early Childhood Options Program offers an infant, toddler, preschool or school-age option.  Students gain knowledge about the development of the young child; prebirth through early school years, and have opportunities to learn ways to meet the emotional, physical, social, and educational needs of the child.  The program prepares students for directly working with children in a wide variety of environments, and seeks to support and enrich them in their role as parents.  Students are prepared for positions such as preschool teacher, infant/toddler teacher, after-school leader/teacher, parent educator, child development center director, site supervisor of ECE programs, assistant/associate teacher, recreation leader, and family day care provider. 

Students may move into a curriculum in a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree in child development and more advanced careers such as preschool director, elementary school teacher, or other human services fields relating to children.

Eighteen of the 33.5 units in the required courses listed below are transferrable into the Early Childhood Development Option Degree in the Child and Adolescent major at CSU Fullerton.  Additional transferable units beyond 18 units will be accepted as elective units toward the bachelor's degree.  Students majoying in the Human Development and are electing a different majoy at CSU Fullerton or planning to attend a different university should see a SAC or SCC counselor for early advisement. 

 

Human Development 107

Human Development 108A

Human Development 110

Human Development 111A or Human Development 116A

Human Development 11B or Human Development 116B

Human Development 112

Human Development 200

Human Development 205

Human Development 221

Human Development 231

Human Development 298A or Human Development 298B

 

PRESCHOOL CHILD OPTION DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE

Human Development 107

Human Development 108A

Human Development 110

Human Development 111A or Human Development 116A

Human Development 11B or Human Development 116B

Human Development 112

Human Development 200

Human Development 205

Human Development 221

Human Development 231

Human Development 298A or Human Development 298B

 

INFANT-TODDLER OPTION DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE

Human Development 107

Human Development 108A

Human Development 110

Human Development 112

Human Development 116A

Human Development 116B

Human Development 200

Human Development 205

Human Development 221

Human Development 298B

 

SCHOOL AGE OPTIONS DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE

The School Age Option is designed to prepare instructional and classroom aides to serve as paraprofessional memebers of the teaching team and/or teacher/teachers in school-age child care.  Students and offered knowledge about the development of the school age child and the role of the adult in helping to integrate skills and aid classroom learning.  Students may develop new skills, enrich skills to work more effectively in current roles, or may move into a curriculum in a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate in child development, liberal studies, education, Chicano studies or other majors that precede the work toward a California teaching credential. 

CSU Fullerton will accept a maximum of 9 transferable units of lower division coursework into their elementary and special education track in the Child and Adolescent Development major.  Additional transferable units beyond 9 will be accepted as elective units toward the Bachelor's degree.  Students majoring in Human Development and planning to become elementary school teachers should see a SAC or SCC counselor for early advisement. 

Education 100

Human Development 107

Human Development 110

Human Development 113

Human Development 114

Human Development 120

Human Development 121

Human Development 200

Human Development 205

Human Development 220

Human Development 221

Human Development 299