Online B.A. Human Development: Early Childhood Education and Development Concentration
An ideal degree program for working adults, this bachelor’s program focuses on working with diversity in early childhood classrooms and understanding how social and cultural elements effect that learning environment and a child’s development.
This human development program is tailored toward adults who have taken foundational coursework in Early Childhood Education or a related field or have prior experience working with children. Courses focus on the mastery/utilization of child-centered curricula, working with diversity in early childhood classrooms, and understanding the importance of social and cultural context to a child’s development.
Other B.A. Human Development Concentrations
Early Childhood Themes and Lifecycle Issues
Each stage of life poses a task to be accomplished. These tasks appear as challenges and bring the chance for growth, but also a fear of failure and discomforting disequilibrium. Themes which begin in early childhood – attachment, separation, autonomy, accomplishment and failure – recur later in the life cycle. Understanding of their beginnings and knowledge of psychosocial developmental theories enable adults to be aware of the resolution of these themes in their own lives, as well as in children’s lives. This class meets the research competency.
Working with Bicultural Children
This course focuses on the methodological issues as they relate to effectively working with bicultural children. Learning theory and motivational concepts based upon research with bicognitive children will be examined. Bicultural curriculum and bilingual program components will be discussed. Students will be required to participate in several on-site classroom observations in bicultural and bilingual settings. Particular emphasis will be placed on integrating the principles of bicultural development into the practical application of an effective Educational approach.