Child Development—A Career that Makes a Difference
Whether you’re interested in working with young children or adolescents, Walden can help you take the next step in achieving your goals through our B.S. in Child Development degree program.
This non-licensure bachelor’s program allows you to earn your degree online while continuing to work and balance personal commitments. While this non-licensure program is not suited for those who wish to immediately teach in public schools, this program can be a precursor to the teacher preparation program.
Early childhood, especially those years from infancy through preschool, is a time of great discovery, learning, and growth. This is a time when caring, well-educated adults can significantly impact children’s success in school and in life.
* Dual Concentration (Preschool and Infant/Toddler)
School-Age Children and Adolescents
School-age children and adolescents (ages 6–19) are growing and developing, and discovering who they are in relation to peers and society. During this pivotal time, key adults can have a profound impact on the positive development of their self-esteem, attitudes toward learning, ability to face challenges and solve problems, and capacity to understand and manage emotions.
* Child and Adolescent Studies
Program Length and Transfer of Credit Options
You can earn your B.S. in Child Development in four years (depending on individual progress and credits transferred). Students who have earned their CDA credential and wish to pursue their B.S. in Child Development may transfer up to 25 credits into the program. Those who hold an associate’s degree or have accumulated credits from a regionally accredited college or university are also eligible to transfer credits.