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Ohio University Majors

Child Development Major

Program Overview

Prepares students to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. It includes basic child development knowledge and knowledge of child guidance and management and  curriculum development for young children.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Prepares students to work in center based preschools such as Head Start.

AA1106 Child Development & ND8837 Pre-Early Childhood Education 

If your major is AA1106 Child Development, your academic advisor may sign a permission slip to enroll you in a course that is required for AA1106 and has the prerequisite of Admission to Teacher Candidacy.

If you major code is ND8837 Pre-Early Childhood Education, your academic advisor may NOT sign a permission slip for courses that have the prerequisite of Admission to Teacher Candidacy. You must first have been admitted to Teacher Candidacy.

If your major code is AA1106 Child Development and ND8837 Pre-Early Childhood Education, i.e.  you have been simultaneously admitted to both programs, and you seek to enroll in coursework that has the prerequisite of Admission to Teacher Candidacy, you must meet the enrollment criteria of BOTH programs.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Code: AA1106


Patton College of Education 
Department of Teacher Education 
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.597.2198
Fax: 740.593.0477

Administrative Contact

Frans Doppen, contact person

Request Info

Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.


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