Human Development and Family Studies

School of Health and Human Sciences

 

The Early Care and Education Program in Human Development and Family Studies prepares students for working with young children with and without disabilities. We prepare professionals to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners and focus on children’s development in diverse cultural, school, and family contexts.

 

Main Campus Program at a Glance:

  • 120 semester hours are required for graduation, including at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level
  • Main Campus students can start the program in their First Year.  For students wishing to transfer from a North Carolina community college, the details of the Articulation Agreement can be found here.
  • Required field placements in an inclusive early childhood setting/classroom offer applied experience
  • Many graduates pursue graduate degrees in HDFS or related fields
  • General questions about the Main Campus Early Care and Education program should be addressed to Dr. Karen La Paro or Dr. Harriette Bailey

 

 

Online Program at a Glance:

  • Online students must transfer to UNC Greensboro with successful completion of an AAS degree from a North Carolina community college.  The details of the Articulation Agreement can be found here.
  • Admission into this program is for Fall and Spring semesters only. Application deadlines are July 15 (for Fall semester admissions) and December 1 (for Spring semester admissions). Students must accept their admissions offers by July 21 (for Fall semester admissions) and December 21 (for Spring semester admissions).
  • 120 semester hours are required for graduation, including at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level
  • Online courses are either asynchronous (with no set meeting time) or synchronous (conducted live via computer webcam)
  • Required field placements in an inclusive early childhood setting/classroom offer applied experience
  • Many graduates pursue graduate degrees in HDFS or related fields
  • Students transferring to UNC Greensboro with their AAS degrees are 2+ students.  Remember this when filling out forms.  Click here for additional information about the 2+ program
  • Given the nature of the program, it is required that all students have regular access to a computer with internet access, a webcam, and a computer microphone and headset.  A full list of Technical Requirements are available here.
  • General questions about the Online Early Care and Education program should be addressed to Kathryn Aldridge

 

You want to be an Early Care and Education student?  Apply to UNCG.  If you are already enrolled at UNC Greensboro and would like to change your major, complete this form.

 

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