May 27, 2022  
2019-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Development and Child Studies

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


Darlene Groomes
(248) 370-4237


Associate professors:
Ambika P. Bhargava, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
Chaturi Edrisinha, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
Janet E. Graetz, Ph.D., George Mason University
Darlene A. G. Groomes, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Andrew S. Gunsberg, Ph.D., University of Illinois
James M. Javorsky, Ph.D., Purdue University
M. Shannan McNair, Ed.D., University of Michigan
Sherri L. Oden, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Julie A. Ricks-Doneen, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Erica A. Ruegg, Ed.D., Texas Technological University
Sunwoo Shin, Ed.D., University of Memphis
Tomoko Wakabayashi, Ed.D., Harvard University


Assistant professors:
Jessica Korneder, Ph.D., University of Western Michigan

Special Instructor:
Nicholas P. Lauer, Ph.D., Wayne State University

 The Department of Human Development and Child Studies offers programs leading to a Doctor of Philosophy in education with a major in early childhood education, an Education Specialist degree in early education and intervention, Master of Education (M.Ed.) degrees in early childhood education and in special education, graduate certificates, and teaching endorsements. The M.Ed. in early childhood education includes the early childhood endorsement for those who are certified, elementary teachers. The  M.Ed. in special education includes a concentration in specific learning disability (SLD), emotional impairment (EI), or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that meets the requirements for the state approved teaching endorsement in the selected area. The concentration in applied behavior analysis meets the standards of the Behavior Analysts Certification Board (BACB). Graduate certificate programs that meet state requirements for the ASD, EI and SLD endorsements are also available. Graduate certificates in ABA meet course requirements or course and practicum hours requirements for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential.





Education Specialist:

  •  Education Specialist in Early Education and Intervention   

Graduate Certificate:     




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