• Child Development

    This degree is completed in collaboration with Grand Rapids Community College. A degree in child development is intended to give the graduate the skills needed to teach in child care centers or preschool programs. Graduates of this program are also prepared to serve as paraprofessionals in an elementary school setting. The Kuyper College registrar serves as the advisor to these students. Kuyper College grants the degree and determines the course of study.

     Bachelor Degree requirements:
    I. Core Curriculum 57 Credit Hours
    II. Major Curriculum 39 Credit Hours
    CD105 Foundations to Early Childhood
    or ED160 Introduction to Education
    CD116 Families, Interpersonal Relationships & Human Sexuality
    CD118 Human Growth & Development
    CD119 Methods in Pre-School Education
    CD210 Infant and Toddler Development
    CD215 Adult-Child Interaction
    CD218 Pre-School Management
    CD230 Young Children with Special Needs
    CD260 Emergent Literacy
    or CD270 Leadership in Early Childhood Education
    CD280 Cooperative Education
    CD285 Assessment Tools in Child Development
    WE156 First Aid
    WE157 Elmentary Games & Rhythm
    III. Psychology Emphasis 9 Credit Hours
    IV. General Electives 18 Credit Hours
    This degree program gives students 15 credits of Bible and Theology, 25 credits of Arts & Sciences, and 24 credits in Child Development to prepare graduates to direct and teach in a child-care setting. Graduates of the program are also prepared to serve as teacher aides in elementary schools. 
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