Child Development

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About this program

A program that focuses on the intellectual, social, emotional, and biological development of children and the planning and design of related human services. Includes instruction in parent-child relations, parenting practices, special needs of children, parental and environmental influences on child development, external support services, and related public policy issues.

Career Opportunities

Childcare Workers

attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.
$26790
No degree required
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Farm and Home Management Advisors

instruct and advise individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home management activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to advance agricultural and home management activities. May develop educational outreach programs. May instruct on either agricultural issues such as agricultural processes and techniques, pest management, and food safety, or on home management issues such as budgeting, nutrition, and child development.
$54870
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Preschool Teachers

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instruct preschool-aged students, following curricula or lesson plans, in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth.
$36550
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match


Home Economics Professors

teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$81580
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


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