About this course
This program is intended for those professionals and supervisors in the field of child development who wish to increase their understanding of the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of children. It emphasizes the study of children and the theories and issues concerned with growth and development in early childhood. This degree will enable a student to qualify to teach in a California community college. Each course in the program is offered both on campus in face-to-face format and online. Courses in both delivery modes are identical in content and rigor and are offered on the semester schedule. Students enrolled in the program have the option of taking face-to-face courses, online courses, or a combination of the two.
ULV’s graduate admission requirements and the following:
- An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above with a GPA of 3.0 or above in the last 60 semester hours and in Early Childhood or Childhood Development courses.
- A statement of purpose that includes a description of work experience related to young children, a clear statement of short term and long term profes- sional goals, a description of why this particular M.S. is wanted, and a statement about what the student expects to do professionally after receiving the degree.
- An interview with the program chair.
- A writing assessment with the program chair.