Do you want to work directly with children of all ages and their families?
Through classes and internships, the Child Development option will teach you research-based strategies for supporting young children’s development in early childhood settings, as well as programs that support families and youth.
You also will develop a strong foundation for a career in early childhood programs or classrooms, as well as graduate work in education, special education, human development and family sciences, psychology and other areas related to child development.
With a double degree in human development and family sciences and education, you can earn dual licensure at the pre-kindergarten and elementary school levels.
Visit Undergraduate Academic Advising to pursue this program.
Use the general catalog to view courses offered in the program.
Use an option sheet (pdf) to track your progress in completing course requirements.
Sample plans are a guide to give students an idea of which classes they may take and when. These samples are intended for information purposes only. Students should consult with their OSU academic advisor to create a personalized degree plan.
Child Development Option Sample Plan (pdf)
Schedule an academic advising appointment.
*May require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education to qualify or certify for employment.
Child Care Coordinator
Family Support Worker
Head Start Teacher
Elementary Teacher—early grades*
Early Childhood Policy Advocate
Three paths to becoming a teacher may be of interest to Human Development and Family Sciences students. (a) Prekindergarten options; (b) Licensure options, including Pre-K/Elementary, in Oregon; and (c) Early Childhood Special Education/Elementary Special Education Options.