Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Community Engagement

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

This degree prepares students for applied careers in the fields of Human Development and Community Engagement. Coursework in the academic major provides students with a solid foundation in child development, intercultural communication, research methods, urban education, and organization/leadership. The program culminates with a two semester practicum/internship, which will give students hands-on experience in their field of choice. Many students want to make a difference in children’s lives in other ways besides being a teacher; this program provides the training needed to understand the factors that impede or facilitate the cognitive, social, and physical development of children, particularly in urban communities. This knowledge prepares students to influence the programs, policies, and practices of agencies and governmental bodies with child-focused initiatives. Graduates with this major will also be well equipped to land jobs as workers in non-profit advocacy organizations, childcare directors, personal care aides, museum education coordinators, and the like, or to work in other fields that require application of developmental knowledge.

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). Writing intensive courses are numbered xx96, xx97 or xx98.

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 Communication3
EDUC 4333Effectiveness of Interventions for Children (Zero through 8th Grade)3
EDUC 4441Discourse Practices in Diverse Communities3
URBE 4496Understanding Urban Communities3
EDUC 4187Practicum in Applied Development3
EDUC 4185Community Internship and Seminar3-12

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Community Engagement

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 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
Elective13
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
Elective3
Elective3
Content Course23
Content Course23
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
Elective3
Elective3
Content Course23
Content Course23
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
EDUC 3332Professional Seminar in Human Development and Community Engagement I31
ECED 2101Child Development, Birth to Nine3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
AOD 2201Research Methods in Applied Communication3
Concentration/Elective3
 Term Credit Hours13
Spring
EDUC 3333Professional Seminar in Human Development and Community Engagement II31
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
Concentration/Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
EDUC 4441Discourse Practices in Diverse Communities3
URBE 4496Understanding Urban Communities [WI]3
EDUC 4187Practicum in Applied Development33
Concentration/Elective3
Concentration/Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
EDUC 4185Community Internship and Seminar (3, 6, 9 or 12 credits)412
Elective (11, 8, 5 or 2 credits)42
 Term Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours: 120
1

Students planning to take a concentration should consult with a College of Education Advisor before registering for an elective in this semester as waiting to take this elective until first semester, Junior year when a student can opt for a concentration course, is the preferred path for such students.

2

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.

3

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

4

Students are able to elect to take an Internship for 3/6/9/12 credits and Elective(s) for 11/8/5/2 credits, respectively. Total credits to earn the degree must equal the required minimum of 120.

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