Concentration in Child Development Education (CDE)

In addition to the general family studies major, a concentration in child development education is available. This concentration leads toward a specialized career as a professional educator in a child development setting. Its focus is on working with children and families in the pre-school setting, with specific emphasis on early childhood curriculum.

Samford University utilizes the Samford Children’s Learning Center (CLC) as a practicum setting. This concentration represents a collaboration between the Departments of Family Studies and Teacher Education with students taking courses in both disciplines. Students interested in this concentration must notify their advisor during the fall semester of their sophomore year.


  CDE Progress Audit Form 
   CDE Recommended Curriculum Sequence