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B.A. in Child Development at Cañada College Frequently Asked Questions

 
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1. What are the different concentrations for the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
All five of NHU's B.A. in Child Development concentrations are available on campus at Cañada College:

  • Dual Concentration: Early Intervention and Early Biliteracy Development
  • Early Biliteracy Development
  • Early Intervention
  • General
  • School-Age

2. Can eligible students apply to receive federal and state financial aid for the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
Yes. Students must be admitted to NHU in an eligible degree program. Please check with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-877-534-6648.

3. What are the admissions requirements for the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
In order to participate in the Cañada/NHU cohort, students must have completed an A.S. in Early Childhood Education at one of the SMCCCD colleges (60+ units). Any student who meets the above requirements and seeks admission to the program must submit the following:

  • Completed NHU admission application
  • Completed NHU FERPA forms A and B
  • Official transcripts from each college attended, sealed by the respective school office

4. Does Cañada College hold a transfer articulation agreement with NHU?
Yes. There is a transfer agreement in place between the two institutions, and a transfer guide is available for download. Please visit www.nhu.edu/admissions/transfer-students.htm to download the transfer guide.

5. What do I need to know about transferring to NHU?
NHU will only be offering upper division courses out of the Cañada College University Center, so you must have completed your associate degree at one of the SMCCCD colleges or be within six units of completing it.

A student will be considered a transfer student at NHU (outside of the Cañada College University Center offering) after completing a minimum of 12 transferable semester units, or 18 transferable quarter units, of college level coursework, with a cumulative 2.0 GPA from all institutions attended. A maximum of 90 transferable semester units earned in a community college or a two-year college will be accepted.

6. What is the maximum number of units I can transfer into the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
A maximum of 90 semester credits are accepted as transferable units.

7. What are the completion requirements for the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
You will complete 125 units of undergraduate credits in the B.A. in Child Development program, including 49 units of general education courses and 58 units of lower, upper, and concentration child development courses.

In addition to fulfilling the general education and major requirements, each student is free to choose 18 units of electives to meet the academic requirements for graduation. Students opting for the Dual Concentration will have 9 units of electives. The following lower division course is required: EDU 101 Technology and Information Literacy Essentials for Educators.

8. If I did not attend Cañada College, can I join the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
Yes, as long as you have completed your associate degree at one of SMCCCD's colleges, you are eligible for this program. If you have not completed your associate degree, you can do so at Cañada College or another SMCCCD college. Call an enrollment advisor at 1-877-534-6648 to discuss your options.

9. Can I start taking classes as a part of the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center BEFORE I confer my AS-T degree?
You must be within the last 6 units of the associate degree program to apply for dual enrollment in this program. Call an enrollment advisor at 1-877-534-6648 to discuss your options.

10. How many classes can I take at a time once enrolled in the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
You can take up to four classes at a time out of the Cañada College University Center.

11. Are there any institutional scholarships available for the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
Currently there are no scholarships available for this program. However, there are grants available up to $8,000 for California residents for campus-based undergraduate programs. Restrictions and limitations may apply. Call an enrollment advisor at 1-877-534-6648 to discuss your options.

12. Who can I contact directly if I would like to enroll in the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
You can talk to an NHU enrollment advisor at 1-877-534-6648 or stop by our NHU Office in the Cañada College's University Center every Wednesday between 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

13. What is the professional experience and education level of your faculty for the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
Our faculty members all hold master's degrees and some hold doctoral degrees. Faculty are practitioners in the fields of child development, early intervention, education, and related fields. As such, they bring real-world experience to the classroom setting to help prepare students for their professional careers.

14. What can I expect from faculty in the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center in terms of accessibility, commitment, and academic rigor?
Our faculty focus on bringing evidence-based practices to the classroom that are culturally and linguistically relevant to children and families from diverse backgrounds. We include the competencies and guidelines established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The degree program is also structured to meet the State of California Child Development Permit Matrix requirements for employment in preschools, child development centers, and after-school sites, while also providing a strong basis for graduate school.

Faculty members are highly invested in ensuring our students' success. As such, they are available both in and out of the classroom to address students' needs. NHU faculty actively contribute to realizing our vision of graduating every student.

15. I have been following the IGETC or CSU breadth pattern. Can I still transfer to NHU and complete the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
Yes. NHU also accepts completion of IGETC or CSU GE certification as meeting NHU general education breadth requirements. A course accepted for credit transfer does not necessarily fulfill a program requirement. Proper advisement from a student's academic advisor/transfer counselor is recommended.

16. What is the cost per unit of the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
The cost per credit unit is $329. Please visit http://www.nhu.edu/financial_aid/tuition-and-fees.htm to learn more about tuition and fees or call an enrollment advisor at 1-877-534-6648 for more information.

17. If I have my AS-T or AA-T degree, what is the duration (length) of the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
If you have completed your AS-T or AA-T degree, the program can be completed in a little less than two years. However, the time to completion may vary by student.

18. What types of career options are available with the B.A. in Child Development program offered out of the Cañada College University Center?
The B.A. in Child Development program prepares our students for employment in preschools, child development centers, and after-school sites.