Courses for Practitioners
The Child Development MEd curriculum includes 36 credits and is offered at the Manchester, N.H., campus. Our child development courses are designed for practitioners working in education, policy, administration and research. Degree candidates must complete the following 12 specialized courses, including three courses in a chosen concentration track and a culminating practicum experience that consists of a minimum of 150 hours in the field. If you complete two child development courses per term, you can earn your degree in little as 18 months.
Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.
DEV 520 History and Philosophy of the Child Study Movement
DEV 540 Language and Cognitive Development
DEV 545 Psychosocial Development
DEV 560 Family and Culture
DEV 565 Play
DEV 601 Child Assessment
DEV 699 Child Development Practicum
EDU 520 The Educator Researcher
EDU 601 Research Seminar
Nine credits of course work in one of the following concentration areas must also be completed.
Student Designed Concentration
Select 3 electives from PSY, EDU, RDG, or SPED
Exit Evaluation: ePortfolio
EDU 550 Administration of Child Development Programs
Select 3 business electives with an advisor
Exit Evaluation: ePortfolio completed under the direction of the seminar instructor.