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Child and Family Development, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1176 (BCR) Kalamazoo, MI, United States| Online
The child and family development major is focused on preparing individuals to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children and their families in a variety of settings.
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Overview

This program meets State of Michigan requirements for child care center directors. It does not provide Michigan Teacher Certification. Recent graduates hold positions with Great Start (non-teaching), Migrant Head Start, and YWCA; in child development centers, youth programs, alternative education settings, hospitals, and faith-based organizations; as early childhood educators, and parent educators.  Students interested in becoming a Child Life Specialist need to meet the educational and additional requirements set by the Association of Child Life Professionals (http://www.childlife.org/certification) and need to meet with an advisor to insure they have the necessary coursework, child life practicum and child life internship; students are also encouraged to join the Child Life Student Organization.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    122 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Family Science
  • Lifespan Development
  • Human Sexuality
  • Diverse Children, Families, and Communities

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.41

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.41 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Complete high school or post-secondary education transcripts
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16614 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16614 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16614 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16614 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kalamazoo

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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