What will I learn?

The University of La Verne’s Undergraduate Child Development Program provides candidates with the confidence, education, knowledge, and skills needed to succeed. Continued education is essential in assuming leadership roles in curriculum planning, staff development, and administrative assignments.

The Child Development Major is designed for students planning careers in early childhood education in public or private schools, and/or social service agencies working with infants through age 8. It focuses on studies of the growth and development of children in relation to the family, school, and community. Continued education is essential in assuming leadership roles in curriculum planning, staff development, and administrative assignments.

To provide maximum convenience and flexibility, the program is available at several locations throughout California, in addition to La Verne, including Burbank, Irvine, Cerritos and Ontario and at College of the Canyons, Crafton Hills Community College, and San Bernardino Valley Community College.

La Verne’s Child Development Program is a leader in educating students in the dynamic integration of theory, research, and practice in early childhood education. Our Program Learning Outcomes align with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards. Faculty and students are committed to the following core concepts as the basis of excellence in the field of child development:

  • caring relationships are the foundation of healthy human development;
  • lifelong learning is the cornerstone of excellence in teaching; and
  • celebrating diversity enriches and strengthens individuals, families, and communities.

Which department am I in?

LaFetra College of Education

Study options

Full Time (128 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$44,700.00 per year
USD $22,350 per semester
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, March 2022

Venue

University of La Verne

1950 Third Street,

LA VERNE,

California,

91750, United States

Full Time (128 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $645 per semester hour
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, March 2022

Venue

Irvine Campus

2855 Michelle Drive,

Suite 250,

IRVINE,

California,

92606, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed high school.

For international students

Students must have official high school transcripts.

TOEFL - 80 iBT or higher, 550 pBT or higher; IELTS - 6.5 overall band score or higher; SAT - 460 or higher on the evidence-based reading and writing section of the SAT; ACT - 19 or higher on the English section of the ACT; ELS - Satisfactory completion of ELS 112; Duolingo English Test 105 or higher; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Advanced score of 176 or higher; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) Score of 53 or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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