Child Development and Literacy, B.S.

Concentration: Teacher Certification Concentration

If you are ready to make your dream of becoming an early child development professional a reality, then Grambling State University’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) has program options that are right for you. FCS now offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Child Development and Early Literacy with two concentration options: General Concentration or Teacher Certification Concentration. The General Concentration will certify you to work in a variety of child- and family-centered careers after 120 semester hours in the competitive program. The Teacher Certification Concentration will prepare you to earn licensure as a child care worker or a pre-kindergarten teacher. Both degree programs are designed to equip you as an early childhood specialist – featuring coursework such as child care center organization, instructional technology, health and wellness, and much more so that you can foster optimal growth and advancement for children from birth to eight years of age.

What can I do with this degree?
Grambling State University’s Family and Consumer Science graduates are well-positioned to compete in the global marketplace. Graduates of the department come from varied academic backgrounds and leverage their Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Early Literacy into unique, fulfilling careers. Listed below are some professional paths available to FCS graduates:

Owner or Director, Child Care Center
Head Start Administrator, Teacher or Assistant
Child Care Operations Manager
School Family Life Specialist

Early Childhood Educator
Special Education Teacher
ParaProfessional/Assistant Teacher
Child Researcher
Curriculum Development Specialist
School Administrator
University Student Affairs Counselor

Child Development Program Specialist
Family Program Administrator
Director of Child and Family Services

Case Management
Family Life Counselor or Mediator
Family Policy Expert
Child Care Court Advocate

Hospital Child Care Program Director
Child Life Specialist
Child Nutritionist

Social Services Employee
Rehabilitation Program Coordinator
Program Evaluation Liaison

What’s in it for me?
• A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
• Classes that meet your schedule. Many programs include 100% fully online classes, accelerated courses, or accommodating class times.
• Discounted, flat-rate tuition for students who qualify for Compete LA.
• Recognition of credits previously earned from accredited institutions.• Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Degree Length: 4 Years

University: Grambling State University

Classroom Format: In-Person

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