Evening & Graduate Programs

Degree-Completion: Child Development Education

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

Apply Now! USM’s adult degree-completion program offers you the same high quality education of as the university’s traditional undergraduate program in a more convenient and flexible accelerated evening format.

Child Development Education is essential for anyone who works with young children.

The USM adult degree-completion program is geared toward students who have completed roughly two years of college (approximately 60 credit hours).

USM requires the successful completion of 128 credit hours to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Core Courses

General Education Courses

Communications — nine credit hours comprising the following three courses

  • Composition I

  • Composition II

  • Oral Communications

Humanities — six credit hours from the following areas:

  • Literature/Theatre

  • Foreign Language

  • History

  • Humanities (Art, Music, Religion)

  • Philosophy

Social Science — six credit hours from the following areas:

  • Economics

  • Anthropology

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

Science and Math — nine credit hours from the following areas:

  • Natural Science with Lab

  • College Algebra and Statistics

IDEA Seminar I
IDEA Seminar II

Child Development Education Courses

  • Social & Cultural Foundations

  • Seminar I: What’s School Life?

  • Educating Exceptional Children & Youth

  • Psychological Foundations of Education

  • Psychology of Childhood & Adolescence

  • Special Topics in Education

  • Advanced Curriculum Design in Early Childhood Education

  • Interaction Techniques in Early Childhood Education

  • Family Systems

  • Special Topic: Emerging Literacy

  • Advanced Professional Practicum

  • Seminar in Early Childhood Education