Walden University

Child Development Bachelor's Degree with a Child and Adolescent Studies Specialization

The Child Development bachelor's degree with a Child and Adolescent Studies specialization from Walden University is designed for individuals interested in working with young people from ages 6 to 19.

Walden University's Child Development bachelor's degree is one of the only non-licensure degrees to offer a Child and Adolescent Studies specialization, which explores how to guide learning and enhance healthy cognitive, physical and socio-emotional development in school-age children and adolescents.

Courses take into consideration the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). These standards are critical indicators of program quality, and their inclusion reflects the integrity of the Walden learning experience.

Courses in the Child and Adolescent Studies concentration focus on:

  • Foundational knowledge, current research, and career perspectives in the areas of development, education, and human ecology
  • How school-age children and adolescents develop and learn
  • Typical and atypical cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional development as well as the relationship among these developmental domains
  • How culturally diverse values and social attitudes are transmitted to school-age children and adolescents
  • Effective strategies needed for working with this age group in classroom and group settings
  • Techniques needed to facilitate positive relationships between and among homes, schools, and communities
  • Issues and trends related to school-age and adolescent students

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Degree Category: Education & Teaching > Early Childhood Education > Bachelors
Degree Subject: Early Childhood Education Degree
Degree Level: Bachelor's