Curriculum - BS in HES Human Development and Family Studies (Child Development Practitioners)

This program is designed for Head Start teachers who wish to complete a bachelor's degree while maintaining their job and family responsibilities. This program offers a dynamic, high-quality, professional development training model to help improve the quality of education and care provided through Head Start programs in Alabama.

The Child Development Practitioner program requires the completion of 120 hours with a minimum of 30 hours from The University of Alabama. No more than 60 hours can be transferred from a two-year institution.

Major Courses:

  • HD 101 Life Span Human Development
  • HD 202* Infancy and Toddlerhood
  • HD 205* Preschool Development
  • HD 302 Child Development, Adolescence
  • HD 321* Conceptual Creative Experiences for Young Children I
  • HD 322* Conceptual Creative Experiences for Young Children II
  • HD 382 Parent and Family Development
  • HD 422 Child Centers and Programs
  • HD 472 Program Evaluation View a sample of this course - students are asked to participate in a matching exercise to review research design.
  • BER 345 Educational Statistics
  • BSC 109 Intro Biology for Non Majors
  • PY 101 Intro to Psychology
  • SPE 471 Developmental Perspectives of Young Children with Disabilities - View a sample of this course- students will later be asked to participate in an interactive exercise to create a poster about gross and fine motor interventions.

View more information about this program through the University’s catalog.

*Course requires a field placement component at a NAEYC accredited preschool.