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HDV Major with Elementary Certification

Course Sequence 

For Human Development Majors with professional courses required for Maryland Approved Program Elementary Certification (Grades 1-6). Students should be aware that the Maryland State Department of Education requires a grade of “C” or better in all courses applied toward certification.

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Class of 2016 Semester Schedule

Class of 2017 Semester Schedule

Class of 2018 Semester Schedule

  • EDU 211-214. Clinical Experiences/practica
  • EDU 251. Principles of Education
  • EDU 252. Educational Psychology
  • EDU 305. Qualitative Inquiry in Education
  • EDU 330. Diversity and Inclusion
  • EDU 351. Processes and Acquisition of Reading
  • EDU 352. Reading Instruction and Assessment
  • EDU 354. Literature for Children: K-8
  • EDU 411. Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics and Natural Science
  • EDU 412. Curriculum and Instruction: Language Arts and Social Studies
  • EDU 413. Elementary Teaching Internship (part-time)
  • EDU 414. Elementary Teaching Internship (full-time)
  • EDU SCE. Senior Capstone Experience
  • PSY 202. Lifespan Development

An additional two courses will be selected, in consultation with the advisor, from the following:


  • ANT 200. Introduction to Language 
  • ANT 215. Sex, Gender, and Culture
  • ANT 280. Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • ANT 305. Doing Anthropology
  • ANT 320. Race and Ethnicity


  • PSY 221. Social Psychology
  • PSY 231. Personality
  • PSY 234. Psychopathology II
  • PSY 302. Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 309. Statistics and Research Design II with Lab
  • PSY 313. Learning with Lab
  • PSY 316. Cognitive Psychology with Lab
  • PSY 403. Behavior Modification with Lab
  • PSY 433. Child Assessment with Lab


  • SOC 212. Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 213. Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 221. Social Inequalities
  • SOC 250. City and Suburb
  • SOC 262. Self and Society
  • SOC 306. Research Methods in Sociology
  • SOC 313. Sociology of Childhood
  • SOC 341. Variant Behavior
  • SOC 351. Religion in the United States

When completing the General Education requirements of the College, certification students will choose from the following list of courses in the distribution sequences:

First Year Writing Requirement

GRW Seminar and ENG 101 - Exceptions may be granted through advanced placement or transfer credit.

Natural Sciences - Two Courses

Students will take two courses in the natural sciences. The courses must have a laboratory component, and can be courses for non-majors or majors.

Students may complete any combination of the following courses:

  • BIO 100. Current Topics in Biology
  • BIO 104. Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay
  • CHE 110/ENV 110. Chemistry of the Environment
  • PHY 100. Concepts in Contemporary Physics
  • PHY 110. Astronomy
  • PHY 140/ENV 140. Exploring the Solid Earth
  • PHY 141. Atmosphere, Ocean, and Environment

Preferred two-course sequences are:

  • BIO 111, 112. General Biology I, II
  • CHE 111, 112. General Chemistry I, II
  • PHY 111, 112. General Physics I, II

Students pursuing a minor in a natural science or psychology should take one of the preferred two-course sequences.

Quantitative - Two Courses

Students will take two math courses, one of which must be MAT 221 Communication, Patterns and Invention in Mathematics. Students may choose from MAT 109 Statistics, PSY 209 Statistics and Research Design I with Lab (for Psychology minor only), BUS 203 Quantitative Methods I (for Business minor only), or any other mathematics course.

Humanities - Two Courses 

Students will fulfill the Humanities requirement by taking any of the following pairs:

  • AMS 201/ENG 211, AMS 202/ENG 212. Introduction to American Culture I, II
  • ENG 207, 208. History of English Literature I, II
  • ENG 209, 210. Introduction to American Literature I, II
  • ENG 213, 214. Introduction to African American Literature I, II

Fine Arts - One Course

  • One course in art, drama, or music that will fulfill distribution in the Fine Arts.

Social Sciences - Three Courses

  • EDU 251. Principles of Education
  • EDU 252. Educational Psychology
  • HIS 201 or 202. History of the U.S.