BA Child and Family Development

University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Bachelor's Degree
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Entry Requirements


  1. Official secondary school (high school) transcripts/mark sheets, which list course work and grades of the four (4) years of high school education (or 3 years if you are still completing your final year of high school at the time of applying to UNC Charlotte). Generally, UNC Charlotte requires 4 units of English (or your native language), 4 units of Mathematics, 3 units of Science, 2 units of History/Social Science, and 2 units of the same Foreign Language (which may be English). Note that some programs (majors) are competitive.
  2. Certified/true copy of your secondary school (high school) diploma (degree certification) if you have already earned your high school degree, unless your high school transcripts clearly indicate your graduation date.

English Language Proficiency

In order to ensure English language proficiency, any applicant whose native language is not English, and/or who has been educated primarily outside of the US, must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. International students completing their high school education in the U.S. may submit acceptable SAT scores instead.

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): UNC Charlotte School Code: 5105, Undergraduate
    • 507 - Paper-based test
    • 64 - Internet based test
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Overall band score: 6



  • Introduction to Education and Diversity
  • Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I
  • Mathematics Course for General Education
  • Social Science Course for General Education
  • LBST 110X Arts and Society
  • Introduction to Learners with Special Needs
  • Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts II
  • Western Cultural and Historical Awareness
  • Elective


  • Natural Science with Lab
  • Ethical and Cultural Critique
  • Sociology of Marriage and the Family
  • Elective
  • Global and Intercultural Connections
  • Natural Science without lab
  • Sociology
  • Elective


  • Supporting Diverse Young Learners – Birth through Eight
  • Issues in Early Intervention for Young Children with Disabilities
  • An Ecological Approach to Learning & Develop. – Early Childhood to Pre-Adolescence
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Responsive Approaches for Infants and Toddlers
  • Families as the Core of Partnerships
  • Authentic Approaches to the Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities: Birth – Kindergarten
  • Internship 1: The Family and the Community
  • Elective


  • Approaches to Integrated Curriculum for Young Children (3-8)
  • Family Support
  • Developmental Interventions for Young Children with Disabilities: Birth through Kindergarten
  • Internship 2: Child and Family Development
  • Elective
  • Student Teaching / Seminar: B-K Child and Family Development

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