The child development major equips students to work with very young children (birth through 3rd grade) in a variety of settings, preparing activities and environments that foster children’s development physically, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and cognitively.
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Child Development Associate Degree
The associate degree in child development provides students with foundational coursework in early child development, education, and sociocultural contexts. Career possibilities include supervising infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children in day care centers, community-based programs such as the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club, private Christian schools, and nonprofit early childhood education programs such as church preschools.
Our child development classes prepare teachers to provide age-appropriate, Christ-centered care and nurturing to young children. Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for an Early Education Teacher Certificate from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
The child development associate degree builds on the mission and goals of Point University in order to attain Point’s general education competencies and accomplish the following program goals and student learning objectives:
Listed below are some of the courses offered through our child development associate degree program:
● Introduction to Humanities
● Child Development
● The Family
● Principles & Methods of Teaching
Potential Career Paths
Earning an associate degree in child development can open numerous doors for you after graduation with careers such as:
● Day Care Employee
● Community Worker
● Preschool Worker
● Child Advocacy
Child Development Bachelor’s Degree
Graduates of the child development program are equipped to work in preschools, camps, daycare centers, private Christian schools, churches, nonprofit organizations, community organizations, and other settings that serve children and their families. Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for an Early Education Teacher Certificate (Birth through PreK) from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). A bachelor’s degree in child development meets the minimum education requirement to be a Lead Teacher in a PreK classroom.
The child development major builds on the mission and goals of Point University and the General Education Core in order to attain Point’s general education competencies and accomplish the following program goals and student learning objectives:
Listed below are some of the courses offered through our child development major:
Professional Component (15 credits)
- Educational Foundations
- The Family
- Child Development
- Principles & Methods of Teaching
- Educational Psychology
Potential Career Paths
Here are some of the potential careers that you can pursue with a degree in child development:
- Child Advocate
- Preschool Employee
- Children’s Ministry Director
- Georgia PreK Lead Teacher
Point University offers the applied ministry program in fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.
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