Bachelor’s in Child Development
Inspire the Next Generation. Become a Leader in Childhood Education.
A Bachelor’s in Child Development is your key to a rewarding career as an educator of children from birth through adolescence and early adulthood. This specialized area of education will give you the focus, knowledge and skills needed to create and facilitate learning environments for children and families that promote healthy development of social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills.
Our Child Development degree program emphasizes applied experience, multicultural and community perspectives, and foundational knowledge to provide you with the best possible professional approach to children’s holistic growth and development.
Fast-Track Your Master’s in Education
One of the goals of the Child Development degree program is to help prepare students to pursue graduate and professional studies – and with Alliant’s Fast-Track graduate degree programs, earning a Master’s in Education has never been easier. In their senior year, students in the Bachelor of Arts in Child Development program who meet the necessary requirements will have the option to enroll in the Fast-Track M.A.Ed. in TESOL degree program.
Students who select this Fast-Track Master’s program will spend the last semester of their senior year taking “bridge courses” – upper-level education courses that count toward the completion of both their Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree. To learn more, visit the Fast-Track Master’s in TESOL page.
Not sure if you want to pursue a Master’s degree yet? No worries – you don’t have to decide until your senior year, allowing you plenty of time to explore future career possibilities and make your decision.
Transfer Credit Opportunities
Whether you’re pursuing your first college degree or already hold full or partial credit towards an Associate or Bachelor’s degree at another accredited institution, you can complete your degree on your schedule with no impacted programs to slow your progress.
The field of Child Development is full of possibilities for a fulfilling career. Graduates from our Child Development degree program often find employment in careers such as:
- Child, Adolescent or Family Developmental Specialist
- Director of Family Development Agency
- Preschool or Head Start Teacher
- Child or Day Care Provider
- Afterschool Program Coordinator
- Case Worker/Case Manager
- Family Advocate
With further education, you can open up even more doors. Become a K-12 teacher in California by earning a Preliminary California Teaching Credential, or continue your education with specialized Master’s programs. Additional education opportunities for child development graduates include:
- Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential
- Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
- Preliminary Special Education Teaching Credential
- M.A.Ed. in Teaching
- M.A.Ed. in School Psychology
- M.A.Ed. in School Counseling
- M.A.Ed. in Educational Administration
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