May 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 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

Department Website


Chairperson: Ambika Bhargava

Professors emeriti: Sandra Alber, Marc E. Briod, Gerald F. Freeman, Ronald M. Swartz

Associate professors: Ambika Bhargava, Chaturi Edrisinha, 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, Tomoko Wakabayashi

Assistant professors: Jessica Korneder

Special Instructor: 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 provide endorsements and/or professional education certification requirements. The department also offers 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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