Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Community Engagement

Dr. Shanta Hattikudur
215-204-6101
shanta@temple.edu

The Human Development and Community Engagement (HDCE) program prepares students to influence the programs, policies, and practices of schools, agencies, and governmental bodies. Graduates with this major will be prepared for careers in non-profit organizations, child-care, after school programming, disability services, or work in other fields that require the application and understanding of human development. This program provides the training needed to understand factors that impede or facilitate the cognitive, social, and physical development of children, particularly in urban communities.

This program includes coursework in child development, intercultural communication, research and program evaluation methods, organizational development, conflict resolution, urban education, and leadership. The HDCE major nurtures future professionals who are committed to serving their community. A unique feature of the major is the opportunity for undergraduate students to gain practical, hands-on experience through a year-long practicum and internship at a local community organization.

Summary Of Requirements

University Requirements

  • All students must complete Temple University's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple University (including transfer students). The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are AOD 3396 and URBE 4496.

College Requirements

Program Requirements

  • Students must complete 32 credit hours in the major, plus a community internship of 3-12 credits.
  • All courses in the major must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better and students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
EDUC 3332Professional Seminar in Human Development and Community Engagement I1
EDUC 3333Professional Seminar in Human Development and Community Engagement II1
ECED 2101Child Development, Birth to Nine3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
AOD 2201Research Methods in Applied Communication3
EPSY 2325Statistics for Decision Making3
AOD 2115Conflict Resolution in Education3
AOD 3396Organizational Communication (WI)3
EDUC 4333Effectiveness of Interventions for Children (Zero through 8th Grade)3
EDUC 4441Discourse Practices in Diverse Communities3
URBE 4496Understanding Urban Communities (WI)3
EDUC 4187Practicum in Applied Development3
EDUC 4185Community Internship and Seminar3-12
Total Credit Hours35-44

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Community Engagement

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2017-2018 Academic Year

(Certain courses require that a student secure clearances as per the College of Education policy; students should check the current list of courses that require clearances found on the College of Education Blackboard Undergraduate Community.)

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
ECED 2101Child Development, Birth to Nine3
AOD 2201Research Methods in Applied Communication3
Content Course13
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
AOD 2115Conflict Resolution in Education3
EPSY 2325Statistics for Decision Making3
Elective3
Content Course13
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
EDUC 3332Professional Seminar in Human Development and Community Engagement I21
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
EDUC 4441Discourse Practices in Diverse Communities3
Concentration/Elective3
Content Course13
Elective2
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
EDUC 3333Professional Seminar in Human Development and Community Engagement II21
AOD 3396Organizational Communication [WI]3
EDUC 4333Effectiveness of Interventions for Children (Zero through 8th Grade)3
Concentration/Elective3
Content Course13
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
URBE 4496Understanding Urban Communities [WI]3
EDUC 4187Practicum in Applied Development23
Concentration/Elective3
Concentration/Elective3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
EDUC 4185Community Internship and Seminar (3, 6, 9 or 12 credits)312
Elective credits to meet 120 minimum credits30
 Term Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours: 120
1

A content course is a course that is part of any program/major offered in the University. All four content courses must come from the same program/major.

2

At least one semester of Professional Seminar (EDUC 3332 or EDUC 3333) must be completed before taking the Practicum in Applied Development (EDUC 4187). 

3

Students are able to elect to take an Internship for 3/6/9/12 credits and must earn at least 120 credits for this degree.

Optional Concentrations:

Childhood Mental Health Concentration:

SPSY 2271Introduction to School Psychology3
CPSY 3571Introduction to Counseling Psychology3
Select TWO of the following:6
Mediation: Principles and Practice
Cognition and Learning in the Classroom
Understanding Autism
The Learning Community: Family and Community Relationships
Total Credit Hours12

Community-Based Education Concentration:

EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society3
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice3
Select TWO of the following:6
Facilitating Group Decision-Making
Cognition and Learning in the Classroom
The Learning Community: Family and Community Relationships
Understanding Autism
Total Credit Hours12

Non-Profit Organization and Advocacy Concentration:

AOD 2218Leadership and Communication3
AOD 4376Innovation and Mission-Driven Organizations3
Select TWO of the following:6
Mediation: Principles and Practice
Facilitating Group Decision-Making
The Learning Community: Family and Community Relationships
Total Credit Hours12