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Child Development

Program Overview

  • Knowledge of child growth and development
  • Hands-on experience with preschoolers
  • Roles and factors of parenting
  • On-site NAEYC accredited Child Development Center
  • Internship to provide a concentrated experience
  • Knowledge to effectively compete in today’s job market


Coursework, assignments, observation, and internship experience provide child development majors concentrated industry experience.

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check Internship Manual

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There are a wide variety of career options with a degree in child development.

  • Preschool Teacher/Administrator
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Care Teacher/Administrator
  • Family Life Specialist
  • Parent Educator
  • Children’s Nanny
  • Child Care Insurance Agent
  • Child Welfare Caseworker
  • Childbirth Educator


Outstanding Alumni:

  • Parent Education Program Designer
  • Curriculum Materials Developer
  • Toy Company Representative
  • Home Training Consultant
  • Recreational Program Worker
  • Consultant to Businesses Dealing with Children
  • Specialist in Children’s Programs (divorce, death, illness)

Laura Abraham
Director, DSU Preschool Programs
Instructor, Family and Consumer Sciences
662-846-4314 (fax)

Ewing 373 | Box 3121
Cleveland, MSĀ  38733
Phone: 662-846-4405
Fax: 662-846-4402