Complete your Child Development degree at USM

Social and intellectual development is essential for children – even before they head to kindergarten. USM's Bachelor of Science in Child Development Education program is designed to train and develop future preschool teachers so they can pass their knowledge on to "little ones."

As a Child Development Education major, you'll gain the skills and knowledge necessary to immediately enter a competitive, rewarding career in preschools, childcare centers and related areas.

The program:

  • Explores age-appropriate learning techniques

  • Prepares students to control and lead challenging classrooms

  • Prepares teachers to work with infants through middle school students

With so many child care facilities and preschools in the area, internships often lead to full-time employment.

The Child Development Education program prepares students for professional graduate school programs as well, such as psychology, sociology, adult education, and even nursing.

Child development careers include:

  • Preschool teacher

  • Childcare supervisor

  • Preschool center director

The Child Development Education program is available exclusively through USM's Overland Park, Kansas Campus as a degree completion program.

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