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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Human Development and Child Studies

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405B Pawley Hall (248) 370-3077
Fax: (248) 370-4242

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Chairperson: Carol A. Swift

Associate professors: Ambika Bhargava, Janet E. Graetz, Darlene A. Groomes, Andrew S. Gunsberg, James M. Javorsky, M. Shannan McNair, Sherri L. Oden, Julie Ricks-Doneen, Erica A. Ruegg, Sunwoo Shin, Carol A. Swift

Assistant professors: Tierra B. Tivas, Catherine A. Wigent

Visiting Assistant professor: Nicholas P. Lauer


Within the School of Education and Human Services, the faculty of the Department of Human Development and Child Studies offers courses in special education at the undergraduate level for students pursuing a career in teaching. A major in early childhood education that meets the ZS endorsement requirements is available for elementary education students. The department houses master’s degree programs in early childhood education and special education; these graduate programs can provide teaching certificate endorsements and/or professional education certification requirements. The department also offers an educational specialist degree in early intervention education and a doctor of philosophy degree in early childhood.

Schedule of classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes:


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