Early Development and Education Minor (EDE)

The Early Development and Education Minor affords students the opportunity to study practices and policies informed by research and theory covering the period in human development from prenatal to three years. The minor prepares graduates majoring in a variety of fields such as education, human development and family studies, psychology, speech communication, nutrition, and others to have a deeper understanding of this period of the life cycle with an emphasis on the translation of this knowledge to applied settings.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 20-21 credits; a grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Prescribed Courses

  • ECE 451 Instruction in Early Childhood Education Derived from Development Theories 
  • ECE 453 Parent Involvement in Home, Center, and Classroom Instruction 
  • ECE 479 The Young Child's Play as Educative Processes  

Additional Courses 

  • CI 295  Introductory Field Experience for Teacher Preparation or 
  • HDFS 330 Observation or Experience with Children, Youth, and Families

Select 3 credits from:

  • EDPSY 10 Individual Differences and Education 
  • EDPSY 11 Educational Implications of Individual Differences in Childhood
  • HDFS 229 Infant and Child Development

Supporting Courses and Related Areas

Select 3 credits from:

  • CI 495 Internship
  • CSD 146 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • CSD 300 Developmental Considerations in the Assessment and Treatment of Language Disorders 
  • ECE/HDFS 454 Development and Administration of Child Service Programs 
  • HDFS 428 Infant Development 
  • HDFS 430 Experience in Preschool Groups 

Select 3 credits from Treatment of Language Disorders:

  • SPLED 415 Early Special Education 
  • PSYCH 410 Child Development
  • PSYCH 474 Psychological Intervention in Childhood

For more information, see the Undergraduate Bulletin or contact Lynn Hartle: 610-892-1492, [email protected]