The professional child development concentration is offered by distance delivery only but has the same quality and requirements as on-campus programs. All students are assigned an advisor who works closely with them throughout their program. Completion of this degree prepares students for teaching and administrative positions in early childhood development and care.
Entry into this concentration is by application only. Students must apply for admission to UW first. Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be submitted to UW Admissions. Once a student has applied and their transcripts have been received, their application will be reviewed. Transcripts will not be analyzed prior to application. Applicants must also satisfactorily complete a mandatory security screen (background check).
Completion of this degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours that include a) University Studies requirements (USP), b) departmental core curriculum, and c) specific courses for this concentration. Courses should be selected in consultation with a student’s advisor to enhance the student’s educational experience and to ensure fulfillment of upper division course requirements (42 credit hours overall with 30 taken from UW).