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BS in Children and Families


What will I learn?

The Children and Families program is offered as a Bachelor degree (major), a minor, an associate degree, and a certificate, all in an effort to build a strong foundational framework for understanding child development birth through age eight, as well as family and community contexts that promote learning and development.

As a student in Madonna's Children and Families program, you'll be immersed in learning about the growth and development of young children with instructors who are dedicated your success. Theories of child development will come alive through experiences with children. You’ll learn to plan and assess environments, materials, activities, and interactions that can facilitate children’s emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.

With support from both your professors and university supervisors, you’ll grow confident in your teaching practice. Madonna’s Children and Families program affords you a wealth of opportunities to prepare for a variety of highly rewarding careers.

Unique Features of the Child Development Major

Personal attention from experienced faculty
Flexible scheduling, smaller personalized classes and easy accessibility to advisors creates an engaging, personalized learning experience for you
Participate in supervised learning experiences with talented and experienced university supervisors
The Children and Families major may be combined with a second major such as psychology or social work to tailor the program to career goals


Preschool Teacher - private schools/centers, Head Start, GSRP
Infant/Toddler Caregiver - private centers, Even Start
Child Development Services
Consultant for Business and Industry
Parenting Education Specialist
Residential Child Care Teacher
Child Life Specialist
State Program Reviewer

Which department am I in?

The College of Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,900.00 per year
USD $830/credit for 1-11 credits; USD $12,450/semester (credits 16-18 are free) for 12-18 credits; USD $12,450/semester plus USD $830/credit over 18 for more than 19 credits
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


The College of Education and Human Development

Room 2202 Administration Building,



48150, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For advanced standing students, they must have completed a minimum of 60 credits with a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate course work.

For international students

Current high school students and high school graduates who have not enrolled in a post-secondary institution after high school apply to Madonna as a freshman.

Cumulative high school GPA of 2.8 or above

Requirement for Undergraduate Admission:

TOEFL: 70 (iBT); IELTS: 6; MELAB: 76


Fall Semester: April 1

Winter Semester: October 1

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


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